Francis Duggan


Doggerelitis


I feel that i must be suffering from an undiagnosed disease
For my lust for writing doggerel i never can appease
And call it doggerelitis or call it what you may
But I'm about to write another doggerel today.

A warm day in Summer with only the faintest breeze
And crimson rosellas chirping on the sunlit garden trees
The beauty of their colours a poet might well describe
But with the more enlightened I've not been classified.

The frail looking eastern spinebill his bill is thin and long
Is chirping on the fuschia he seems bereft of song
But i have heard him singing on cool evenings in Spring
And the bird may look attractive but not the song he sing.

The day is warm and humid close to thirty degrees
And you must dab on repellant to keep off flies and bees
You drink to replace body fluids and you constantly perspire
And in such humid conditions you find you easily tire.

The coarse song of Asian mynas the mynas are not rare
I have heard of them referred to as 'the cane toads of the air'
And why some people compare them to the cane toad i have often wondered why?
Perhaps their range expanding and their numbers multiply.

From the subject of the matter i have somehow seemed to stray
But then i am a poetaster and poetasters are that way
And my lust for writing doggerel i cannot seem to appease
Some call it 'Doggerelitis' it's a terrible disease.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?


Related Poems


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Doggerelitis by Francis Duggan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Will I With It Sit, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. groundnut seller, umoh cyril
  3. imoremi, umoh cyril
  4. Palm's Greeting, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. The land of the stars is the land of Sta.., Raymond Sawyer
  6. enjoy the silence.... in my fart, Jena Crowe
  7. Over-Ride, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Song, Blessing Ekpe
  9. Everyone Asks, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  10. Sooner or later عاجلا ام اجلا, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

It is the hour when from the boughs
The nightingale's high note is heard;
It is the hour -- when lover's vows
Seem sweet in every whisper'd word;
And gentle winds and waters near,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet May Swenson

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. It Is the Hour, George Gordon Byron
  4. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. In Flanders Field, John McCrae
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]