Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Why Ist It That Way? - Poem by Stanley Cooper

Artists who draw cartoons are cartoonists
Musicians who play bassoons, are bassoon-ists
Players of violins are violinists-flute players flutists
Then why aren’t drummers drum-ists?

Could the writer of Haiku be a Haiku-ist
Or the rider of a bike a bike-u-ist?

Why are linguists not language-ists
Or photographers photo-ists?

Who conjures these very English-isty rules list?
Most probably an English lingu-isty fool-ist

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011



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