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  • n  a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)

  • But he was famous as an indefatigable essayist and light versifier.
  • Eventually, he could no longer summon the intense concentration of heart, mind and imagination necessary to produce significant poetry, and he subsided into the versifier of Old .
  • He breathes life into Old Friend Maecenas, generous patron of the poet Horace but a terrible versifier himself, and the fluttery Ovid, burlesqued by Williams in a splendidly .
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  • Poetry Thief
    Ooops! Time to get going on a Valentine poem for my mate, Maxine, whose nick-name is “Tootsie.” I think I’ve mentioned before in these pages that I get off a poem twice a year for her -- both a Valentine’s and a birthday poem. Nothing fancy. I’m no poet, just a so-so versifier and an unabashed thief of other’s works. But I challenge you guys out there to give it a try. Believe me, your wife will ...
    Feb. 16, 2014 - Grand Rapids Herald-Review

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