Monday, 18 June 2012
W.H.Auden - Letter to Lord Byron
How long does a poem have to be before it can be labelled "epic"? I don't know. This is long, though.
My favourite part of this epic / long poem is:
"I’m writing this in pencil on my knee,
Using my other hand to stop me yawning,
Upon a primitive, unsheltered quay
In the small hours of a Wednesday morning... "