Shelley hangs Rodwell - And "ROZYMANDIAS" gets his stiff upper lip in a flapper!

hariette spierings hariette at easynet.co.uk
Sun Aug 11 07:58:57 MDT 1996


>Re: Shelley hangs Rodwell - And "ROZYMANDIAS" gets his stiff upper lip in a
>flapper!
>
>>Adolfo goes poetical in his last, and creates an iambic pentameter so
>>broken-backed Bottom ('I will roar you as 'twere any nightingale') would
>>have been proud of it:
>>
>>>>        "My name is Hugh Rodweel Trotsky, Fool of Fools:
>>
>>11 syllables, and dig the rhythmic variation in mid-line!
>>
>>>>        Look on my lack of works, ye proletariat, and laugh!"
>>
>>14 syllables!
>>
>>>>        Nothing was ever done but emit gases of decay
>>
>>13 syllables -- and a limper limping 'pentameter' I've yet to see.
>>
>>>>        Of that colossal Trotskyst revolution, boundless and bare,
>>
>>15 syllables, and Adolfo's record in just five lines. Shelley would have
>>been proud.
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>Yeah, ROZYMANDIAS RODWELL - you are hereby appointed poetry critic supreme!
>May your forecoming statue, showing your heroic demeanour bestride the stage
>of history grasping the Rozymandias Rose in the role of the "King of
>Eunuchs" grace forever the Trotskyst Pantheon, and the "Malecki-Bolshevik"
>Olympus!
>
>Adolfo - from Shepherd Bush - not Clapham.
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