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Limits of the Web in 2004

When I was a very young child, perhaps 5 or 6, I wrote a poem that got published in
The Timaru Herald newspaper. My first published writing.

I think I may’ve dreamed recently that I’d found a copy of it on the Web. I can’t
recall (I’m not good at remembering dreams). Or maybe I saw the newspaper cutout not long
ago, but I’ve since forgotten about it.

So tonight I tried to search for it online. However even though the Timaru Herald has
archives dating back to June
, sadly my early poetic output is not on the Web. I’m hopeful that my parents
kept the cutout. Right now it’d be all yellowy and dog-eared, maybe trapped inside an old
photo album…

Here’s what I think the poem was, accounting for fading memory:

There once was a spider

Fishing on the deck

The spider dropped its fishing rod

And shouted out “Aw heck!”

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