Tag: poetry

Russian Roulette

I've heard that at Oxford Auden slept with a revolver under his pillow - Elizabeth Bishop

A bolster-engineered solution works
for my now nightly supine issues -

no handgun is - yet - required -
but poets can be miserable fuckers

and that urge to fire off blank verse
in that . . .

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War Poets

Paul Verlaine's Chanson d'automne
was coded - still popular poetry -
to give notice -

his long sobs of French-sung violins
declared an Allied invasion
to those listening

Whilst she never understood speeches
of love - and our common
mistakes -

I would rarely read to her - she rarely read . . .

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