Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Humby, like the Wolfe

As I mentioned yesterday over on my eponymous blog, I have just acquired a copy of Kensington Gardens by Humbert Wolfe.

I bought it largely because it had a poem in it about the Hawthorn, my favourite tree, but it does also have quite a number of others about trees and flowers and also this which I like a lot:

Lupin.

Said the old deaf gardener
"I'm wore out with stoopin'
over them impident

sword-blue lupin

Look at 'em standing,
as cool as kings,
and me sopped to the middle
with bedding the things."
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1 comment:

JamesA-S said...

The poem is good but fades into insignificance compared to the title of this post : pure genius.