Friday, 16 May 2014

George Barker



George Barker

George Barker writes at length
On sperm and roses and death.

What I am really trying to say is
George Barker writes at length
On sperm and roses and death.

Once or twice he offers the world
To his four-year-old daughter in verse

Or addresses a well-suited art critic
In whimsical words that stand unsanded
And heavy-handed, but most times

George Barker writes at length
On sperm and roses and death.

His wives and mistresses
And fifteen children are, I imagine,
His most insightful critics

As he writes at length about loneliness
And the appreciable pains of hell.

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