Friday 22 May 2020

English Verse, Lesson 12: The Trimeter

In case it is of interest to anybody, I have also joined Instagram (which I had erroneously believed to be a unit of weight) as #markforsythauthor .

Tuesday 5 May 2020

English Verse, Lesson 11: The Wombat

Incidentally, Dante Gabriel Rossetti wrote a beautiful poem about a wombat. He'd ordered one as a pet, and, while waiting for it to arrive he said:

Oh how the family affections combat
Within this heart, and each hour flings a bomb at
My burning soul! Neither from owl nor from bat
Can peace be gained until I clasp my wombat.

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