I Won't Go Down, Not Even With Alice

we, the understated,
the lazily represented,
decree that
once the poetry
bends at the knee
in the gilded confines
of SW1
it is another victory
swung the way
of surrender
better, say we,
to be a person of interest
than acquiescent metrist
invited to tea

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<Deleted User> (10832)

Sun 10th Nov 2013 19:11

Well I thought this was gonna be a rude little ditty so Im a bit disappointed, as must be Alice.

SW1? acquiescent metrists? Whats this all about? I suppose some would like the mystery you've created here.

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 10th Nov 2013 17:04

MCN it depends how many puppets you want. PS good words that sound like a reply to an ultimatum.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 10th Nov 2013 16:50

I enjoyed the pithy way in which you put your
point of view. However...
there is a "Master of the Queen's Music" as well
as a "Poet Laureate". Better surely to have
recognition that helps and not hinders the progress of the arts and brings them to a wider
audience - by association with an institution that is known throughout the world.

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