Borrowing from cdcarter:

>> def method_missing s; s end

Now we can write like the English Romantics:

>> for desires in heaven do not always end or fade
=> :each

What’s the shortest way to get irb to respond as follows?

=> some lovers remain unhappy even in paradise

I’m afraid that it’s not going to be very short. Maybe there’s a better closing line? Bonus if you keep up the rough anapests.