Little Willy Verses

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(Did you mean Weird Willys?)

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
A form of poetry mundane in origin but now widespread in fandom since Art Rapp's introduction of them. They are quatrains, almost always beginning with the words "Little Willy (-ie)..." and going on to celebrate some grisly domestic tragedy, as in the specimen at bottom. They became endemic in 1953 and are still found intermittently, especially in the APAs.
Little Willy, very spritely
Also quite affectionate,
Held his little sister tightly
(With both hands, around the neck)

See Poetry, Daffy Poetics.

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