Stupidity Street

Ralph Hodgson 1871 (Darlington) – 1962



I saw with open eyes
Singing birds sweet
Sold in the shops
For people to eat,
Sold in the shops of
Stupidity Street.
I saw in vision
The worm in the wheat,
And in the shops nothing
For people to eat;
Nothing for sale in
Stupidity Street.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 01, 2023

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Scheme abcBdBebfBgB
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Characters 245
Words 49
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

Ralph Hodgson

Ralph Hodgson, Order of the Rising Sun,was an English poet, very popular in his lifetime on the strength of a small number of anthology pieces, such as The Bull. more…

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