Futility Closet book ad

Notes

“2 Poems,” by Tom King, from The Oulipo Compendium. I don’t know why these are so charming, but they are:

This Is Jist Ti Siy

by Tim King

I hivi iitin
thi plims
thit wiri in
thi icibix
ind which
yii wiri pribibli
siving
fir briikfist
Firgivi mi
thiy wiri diliciiis
si swiit
ind si cild

Thos Os Jost To Soy

by Tom Kong

O hovo ooton
tho ploms
thot woro on
tho ocobox
ond whoch
yoo woro proboblo
sovong
for brookfost
Forgovo mo
thoy woro dolocooos
so swoot
ond so cold