My new fave Emperor Misha I of The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler has a hilarious Poetry Contest instigated by Rocket Man’s fave Tim Blair. Misha sets forth the genesis of the contest as follows:
“Tim Blair came across the following piece of dreck from Britain’s Poet Laureate (which, in the ancient British dialect of English, means ‘somebody who gets paid to write utter shite while pretending to be incredibly wise’… Hmm, just like in New Joisey, actually):
“CAUSA BELLI by Andrew Motion
They read good books, and quote, but never learn
a language other than the scream of rocket-burn.
Our straighter talk is drowned but ironclad:
elections, money, empire, oil and Dad.”
Blair, Misha, and other inspired poetic souls of the blogosphere show that it’s not hard to improve on the poet laureate’s doggerel. If you would appreciate a laugh today, I’m pretty sure the Poetry Contest will do it for you.
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