07 February 2014

# 7 - One Sugar If You Please

He brings sweet moderation to the ball
(though not too sweet) one sugar if you please.
There’s nothing moderate about his balls.
This is a country for old men and sleaze.

Middle class, middle England, the squeezed middle
I like that Middle Earth but make it shorter?
(You have guessed right) this line must end with fiddle.
Nero, eh?

Auden told us that poems make nothing happen.
When written on the walls of Jericho
a sonnet failed to move a mote of dust.

Learn poems by heart don’t let them change your heart.
I had this feeling then I made it rhyme.
Behind their backs I tut at the unjust.


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