John Keats, now dead
John Keats, now dead

BooksOctober 26, 2018

The Friday Poem: ‘A new song of allegiance’ by Murray Edmond

John Keats, now dead
John Keats, now dead

New verse by Auckland writer Murray Edmond.

 

A new song of allegiance

(apologies to R.A.K. Mason)

 

Curnow Glover Brasch have fled

(Stead’s still trying to get in bed)

 

Manhire is my kind of guy

It’s hard to say exactly why

 

I bunked with Hunt now he’s drunk

Come on mate don’t pull that stunt

 

Baxter does not seem to care

If my plait’s behind my ear

 

None are left can raise a woody

Just two shoes and both are goody

 

Come on scribblers see me here

I offer up my lovely rear

 

You’ll find I’m not too hard to please

Waiting here upon my knees

 

Look my arse is smooth and warm

Perfect content in a form

 

My song is viral everywhere

Fuck me boldly in the rear

 

Murray Edmond, 2018


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