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Possum Time Again (FSK3958)

barrowda

Chapel Hill, United States

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1240 Viewings as of 1/23/15
Featured 2-6-2011 in Fractal Paradise
Featured 2-16-2011 in Fractal Abstracts
Featured 2-18-2011 in Brain Science, Brain Arts
Featured 7/16/12 in The X-Factor
Another response to Jaclyn Hughes’s Apophysis Tutorial Fun – Volume 1
but created with Fractal Science Kit, and transformed with Rectangle Limit and Cylinder Limit. Best if viewed larger. Note the small “face” near the center that reminds me of an opossum (“possum” in the vernacular of the rural southern U.S.), which provided a welcome tie-in to this cute little poem, written with great authenticity in the Black-American dialect of the late 19th century by poet John Charles McNeill, recipient of the 1905 Patterson Cup, awarded in person by then U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt.

Possum Time Again
by John Charles McNeill, First Poet Laureate of North Carolina (b. 1874 d. 1907)
Oh, dip some ‘taters down in grease
En fling de dogs a ‘tater apiece.
Ram yo’ brogans clean er tacks,
Split de splinters en fetch de ax.
It’s ‘possum time again!
Catfish tender, catfish tough,
We’s done et catfish long enough.
We’s tar’d er collards en white-side meat,
En we’s gwine have supp’n wut’s good to eat.
It’s ‘possum time again!
De pot’s gwine simmer en blubber en bile
Till it gits scummed over wid ‘possum ile.
But le’ ’s don’t brag till we gits de goods.
Whoop! Come along, boys! We’s off to de woods.
It’s ‘possum time again!

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