Saturday, 19 February 2011

The Meagre

"The Meagre does not comprehend,
The faults his fists cannot pretend,
Excuse his trespass into shame,
With "rights" gratuitous defamed:
About his dignity defiled,
And which he has not wit to hide,
The Meagre stomps and email sends,
To beg disgrace to make amends."

My adaptation (just for a laugh while I was out walking the dog earlier) - of W.H. Auden's 1968 poem "The Ogre".

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