Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

There Once Was A Poet Of Ireland, A Bore An' A Pest... - Poem by Michael Shepherd

If a dactyl’s reversed, it’s then called by the name ‘anapest’,
Used by Browning and Swinburne for horses and wolves in their haste;
Though Matt Arnold of Rugby found sadness could be to its taste,
It’s the writers of limericks use it – alas – to excess...


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  • (9/20/2005 2:27:00 PM)


    A fun one, Michael. Nice little epigram. I've been doing a few of these myself. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 20, 2005



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