Monday, January 04, 2010

Two books of Comic and Curious Verse

Since Christmas I've been reading two books – Berryman's wonderful The Dream Songs, and JM Cohen's Choice of Comic and Curious Verse, in which, this morning, I particularly enjoyed Justin Richardson's 'What'll be the Title?':

O to scuttle from the battle and to settle on an atoll far from brutal mortal neath a wattle portal!
To keep little mottled cattle and to whittle down one's chattels and not hurtle after brittle yellow metal!
To listen, non-committal, to the anecdotal local tittle-tattle on a settle round the kettle...

etc. Great stuff, Mr Bones!


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