14 October 2012



If you can stop being affected
by pain (or lack) of popularity
there is scope for just minted
views attracted from being an
obscure what or who. Not me,
you declare. No. I’m famous
already, I don’t need go write
an Elegy to prove who I am 

And it is difficult to write your
own Elegy well – though I say
tongue-in-cheek you attained
that distinction – constrained
a perambulation in fact rather
than retreat into fiction
© 13 September 2012, I. D. Carswell