Sheena Blackhall

Gold Star - 6,460 Points (18/8/1947 / Aberdeen)

Coleridge And Wordsworth - Poem by Sheena Blackhall

A pair, like rhyming couplets,
Two poets roamed the fells
Sam C. saw magic visions
Whilst Will saw daffodils

Wordsworth ate porridge twice a day
His rhymes were regular
Coleridge took noxious substances
Imported from afar

No mouse droppings in William's tea
His household was pristine
He read the Times, then wallpapered
His walls with it. How mean!

He loved to skate upon the lake
While contemplating odes
And cursed the carts that trundled by
Rude traffic on the roads

But Coleridge taking laudanum
Would not have turned a hair
Had the Old Man of Coniston
Walked down his bedroom stair!

And after Wordsworth moved away
De Quincey took the house
More opium, more laudanum,
No oats for man nor mouse!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 8, 2010

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