Posts tagged ‘at the conference of poetry police’

Saturday, 25 April 2020

An Epitaph by Charles Rischbieth Jury

You who shall come, exalt these childless dead
As your great fathers, from whose fire you are bred;
The dead beget you now, for now they give
Their hope of sons, that you, their sons, may live.

From: T.W.E., E.F.A.G. and D.L.S., Oxford Poetry 1918, 1918, B. H. Blackwell: Oxford, p. 35.
(https://archive.org/details/oxfordpoetry1918oxfouoft)

Date: 1918

By: Charles Rischbieth Jury (1893-1958)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Two Dublin Poems by Anthony Weir

I. At the Conference of Poetry Police
an observer who claimed
that a tree was worth a thousand poets
was declared mentally ill
and unfit to work at the paper-mill.

II. The greatest disability
is wanting to be normal.
The second greatest
is normality.

From: Garwood, Andi and Weir, Anthony, Fearful Symmetry, 1996, Dissident Editions: Loughkeelan, Northern Ireland, p. 2.
(https://books.google.com.au/books?id=538vURta4JMC)

Date: 1996

By: Anthony Weir (1941- )