Ernest O'Ferrall

Ernest O'Ferrall Poems

1. The Victor 9/10/2012
2. The Mad Poet 9/10/2012
3. The Man Next Door 9/10/2012
4. The Settled Bards 9/10/2012
5. The Poet 9/10/2012

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The Poet

To be a poet is to bring
A furrowed brow, a piece of string,
And pen and ink and paper white Into a lonely room at night,
And, while the wingéd hours do fly,
To write a rhyme a crown will buy.
Whereas, when first ye sat ye down,
Ye dreamed the rhyme would buy a crown.

To be a poet is to owe,
And here and there in stealth to go;
To fly on swift impassioned feet
From wrathful traders in the street;
For odes and lyrics, tho' they be
Exquisite, are not currency.
No butcher will an MS. take
As fair exchange for good rump steak.

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