perhaps some day I’ll write

perhaps some day I’ll write
an ode to England
but I don’t feel like it now
the topic’s too big and I’m
too lazy but if
I did I’d write
about how such
a tiny island
gave us so many things
like the beatles and monty
python and I guess shakespeare
and how it was
anglo-saxon populism
dating back to 500
that ran in the blood
of those american hot-heads
who decided to split
so up in arms
about some taxes

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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