I’d never come across this parody poem before – thanks, and well blogged!
I found this poem on a rainy day in my high school library, after checking out a thick dusty book title Parodies. (I was such a nerd! The last time someone had checked out the book was in 1972! I bought the book off the librarian when they decided to revamp their collection…)
You may have to brush up on your classic poets to appreciate the wit of this poem – I sure did! I still don’t catch some of the allusions.
I was most familiar with Poe’s commentary, after his poem, The Bells. And of course, Robert Burns‘ whiskey-laced offering just makes sense.
It is just as the title describes: All the poets, sitting down to tea, all start waxing eloquent about the kettle and the cups…
The Poets at Tea
by Barry Pain
Pour, varlet, pour the water,
The water steaming hot!
A spoonful for…
View original post 652 more words