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Thought of the Day: Blue Verse, by W.H. Auden

by | 7th, April 2015

American (English-born) poet W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden holding glass & smoking cigarette in undated, serious cafe portrait.

American (English-born) poet W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden holding glass & smoking cigarette in undated, serious cafe portrait.

 

Blue Verse, by W.H. Auden:

There was a young poet whose sex
Was aroused by aesthetic effects;
Marvell’s The Garden
Gave him a hard-on
And he came during Oedipus Rex.

Said the Queen to the King: “I don’t frown on
The fact that you choose to go down on
My page on the stairs
But you’ll give the boy airs
If you will do the job with your crown on.”

The Bishop-Elect of Hong Kong
Has a cock which is ten inches long;
He thinks the spectators
Are admiring his gaiters
When he goes to the Gents–he is wrong.

 

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