Marriott Edgar

(1880 - 1951 / Kirkcudbright / Scotland)

Magna Carta - Poem by Marriott Edgar

I'll tell of the Magna Charter
As were signed at the Barons' command
On Runningmead Island in t' middle of t' Thames
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Comments about Magna Carta by Marriott Edgar

  • Kim Barney (9/4/2015 4:23:00 PM)

    I haven't cared much lately for PH's choices for Poem of the Day, but I actually chuckled at this one. I especially liked the lines

    the Barons in rage started gnashing their teeth,
    And them with no teeth gnashed their gums

    and

    That in England to-day we can do what we like,
    So long as we do what we're told.

    Good choice, Poem Hunter. I'm adding it to my favorite poem list! (Report) Reply

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  • Is It Poetry Is It Poetry (9/4/2015 2:13:00 PM)

    Exquisite oright to be free.. iip (Report) Reply

  • .., Rahman .., Henry .., Rahman .., Henry (9/4/2015 8:12:00 AM)

    very well written poem. Like it. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (9/4/2015 12:34:00 AM)

    It reminds me of hen pecked husband story! (Report) Reply

  • No Ta (12/31/2006 9:05:00 PM)

    Those at the abode of TVBNL this New Years Eve and now day... would have had this poem brilliantly recited, all 19 stanzas by TVBNL himself. I enjoyed it nearly as well as the firework display he put on for his assembled guests. Check out the related blog http: //themartianobserver.blogspot.com/2007/01/unhappy-new-year.html (Report) Reply








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