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A Letter To My Aunt

Rating: 2.9

A Letter To My Aunt Discussing The Correct Approach To Modern Poetry

To you, my aunt, who would explore
The literary Chankley Bore,
The paths are hard, for you are not
A literary Hottentot
But just a kind and cultured dame
Who knows not Eliot (to her shame).
Fie on you, aunt, that you should see

No genius in David G.,
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Christy Oreilly 07 April 2005

who thinks she is poet and then tells her to be more outright with her thouths even if she was he knows the paper sheets she writes her poems? on will warm him when he throws them on the the flames on the fire.

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Shaun Cronick 28 April 2020

What are trying to say? She? ? ?

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The 4am Poet Worm 01 June 2010

outstanding i love a verse that rhymes.....

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Resten Swondo 01 January 2010

Thomas takes the mickey with this one so blatantly that one is hard pressed to find a wordsmith with more rancour for the craft of fellow poets unless they conform to some predetermined standard of which Thomas approves. Nonetheless, a fitting end in this poem suggests to me that this is where most contemporary poetry belongs - inspiring of some fireborne thoughts.

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Mandara Pookal 21 November 2009

Very beautifully rendered work. mandara

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Aidan Malik 23 June 2020

noice i like it k keep it up ur good at dis

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Walterrean Salley 29 November 2016

**Really makes ya think.

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Soumita Sarkar 04 January 2016

My..my..what a poem telling what modern poetry n verse is not and what it has...Bravo! ! !

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Susan Williams 23 December 2015

What a delightful wry verse that sets me to chuckling at his rapier wit

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Panmelys Panmelys 30 January 2015

It's in answer to her nagging, and saying, but no-one understands your poems, at least mine are understood begging him to send them in to his publisher. Panmelys It's obviously not meant as a great poem, but to show what many poets think are good poems. So I've rated it in the sense of humor and dexterity, the very fact of being able to write mediocre poetry is a work of are.

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