27 January 2008

Clearly On The Nose

oh yes, I digress; and I disagree that a sober
measure of poet popularity which defines a
numeric index is what makes a poet’s fame
of any relevance. There you see The Bard’s
work in multiple redundancies – seems site
managers didn’t understand broad English,
realise it was the same thing. So dear and
ancient poets writing in the middle tongue

don’t get a look in; instead we live on boiled
fish, stale bread and baked beans – without
the greens! Mamma says the art of digression
is better than indigestion – perhaps a long fart
will clear minds of literary airs for all but those
whose views, per se, are clearly on the nose.
© 23 December 2007, I. D. Carswell