Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Poetry In Motion

Andrew Motion has complained that the job of Poet Laureate is a “thankless task”, berating the Queen for never expressing any opinions about the poems he writes for her. He gave full vent to his hurt feelings in a poem delivered to the Ealing Arts Festival:

Oh queeny queeny queeny queen,
You’re the top monarch there’s ever been.
So don’t keep quiet and don’t be mean -
Say this is the best you’ve ever seen.

Andrew Motion, age 55.

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