Famous Seamus: Shaman or Sham?

Famous Seamus: Shaman or Sham?

These sentences were published as a piece titled ‘An Old Refrain’ in 2009 in an edition of a quarterly literary magazine:- Robin-run-the-hedge we called the vetch ~ a fading straggle of Lincoln green English stitchwork unravelling with a hey-nonny-no by the Wood Road-side-o.

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On Firting Feltonics and Flash-Fryed Feet

a Diatribe upon the Tyrrany of the ‘Iambic Pentameter’ and its Importunate Rabble of Ambiguous ‘Feet’

On Firting Feltonics and Flash-Fryed Feet

James Fenton’s book, An Introduction to English Poetry, first published by Viking in 2002, is a fairly modest 130 pages or so. It is an entertaining but in many ways inept little book. It is concerned more with the question as to ‘what makes poetry’ than with the question as to ‘what makes good poetry’;

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A Rather Silly Story

and Somewhat Poetical Tale

This is A Memoire which in part records The Adventures of the Illustrious Firm of Pseudo-Solicitors Messrs. Blather, Buttock and Funge; which discovers not only An Amazing Pair of Aubergine-coloured Gardening Boots, but also The Legendary Green Man of Hazel Grove;

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