...And The Princesses Of France - Poem by Douglas Scotney
The extra house by the sea:
for the train, the car, the colony;
upon the host of princesses in France,
spawned the English idea:
there should be more of them over here.
Sir's becomes Lady,
Dame's stays Mister,
Prince's becomes Princess,
but for a Princess with an affected title,
hers is no Prince,
but one who wishes he had'a missed her,
as he slaves away, or thieves,
for house number 3
by the sea.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
And if you've read Bernardo Atxaga's 'Seven Houses in France', you'll sympathise with the Captain for his crimes
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