Poetry by Jeff Green

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Recursion

by cricketjeff on November 24, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

On the wall behind the sofa is a picture of my room
And the picture on the wall is of the wall
In the picture of the wall you can see a picture loom
Though the picture in the picture’s rather small
In the picture in the picture there’s a picture of my room
Though this picture’s hardly visible at all
If I had a perfect microscope and set it up to zoom
You could see the picture’s perfect of the wall
You may wonder why a picture of a picture in a room
Is the sort of thing I’d want to own at all
But if I had no such picture it would be my dismal doom
Not to write this silly poem on my wall!

Author notes

Well I hope it makes someone laugh, if you can manage to say it out loud!