Ralph Hodgson

(9 September 1871 – 3 November 1962)

Stupidity Street - Poem by Ralph Hodgson

I saw with open eyes
Singing birds sweet
Sold in the shops
For people to eat,
Sold in the shops of
Stupidity Street.
I saw in vision
The worm in the wheat,
And in the shops nothing
For people to eat;
Nothing for sale in
Stupidity Street.

Comments about Stupidity Street by Ralph Hodgson

  • (5/28/2018 10:06:00 PM)

    I remembered the title of the poem, checked it this morning, sun-bright after rain shower last night, found this
    verse in Poem-hunter website, pleased by the quirk of unreliable memory which took me seven decades back,
    thought of animals, birds, insects - fellow-creatures we call 'jantu's in Sanskrit, as a tribute to Life - and
    decided to write my own verse on 'Stupidity World' as a salute to R. Hodgson. Shall also read some poems
    of William Blake.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010

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