douglas scotney

Silver Star - 4,294 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

...And The Princesses Of France - Poem by douglas scotney

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The extra house by the sea:
possible,
desirable, inevitable,
for the train, the car, the colony;

and meditation
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

If you've read Proust every 'second' woman is a Princess.
And if you've read Bernardo Atxaga's 'Seven Houses in France', you'll sympathise with the Captain for his crimes

Comments about ...And The Princesses Of France by douglas scotney

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (4/16/2014 8:04:00 AM)

    Despite the notes I am none the wiser but enjoyed the poetic aesthetic. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 30,658 Points Gajanan Mishra (4/10/2014 8:24:00 PM)

    the manner it is composed, impressive, thanks.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, April 11, 2014


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