Perhaps controversial? Posting to assess reaction.
Those noisy sloganeers! I can resist them,
shouting displeasure into microphones,
their rhymes compulsive, unprosodical:
they like me not. As the kids say: hard pass.
Give me the tepid graybeards, pale and stooped,
the moderate, the British, and the stiff:
martini-prone Old Guard, sherry rhymesters,
'30s enfants terribles tamed by age.*
Give me a silver-pate grammarian
of Roethkean agility and wit.
Give me the flash and gleam of Wallace Stevens,
his Rubik-like inscrutability,
give me Miss Dickinson and Dylan Thomas,
Elizabeth, perhaps, and Marianne.
*Looking at you, Uncle Wystan [W. H. Auden]!
Poetry by Uncle Meridian
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Written on 2023-03-02 at 12:29
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