And I don’t doubt, before the journey’s done
You mean to while the time in tales and fun
Indeed, there’s little pleasure for your bones
Riding along and all as dumb as stones

Geoffirey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, c. 1386 (trans. Nevill Coghill, 1951)

Words, and words and

Words and words and

Thousand million billion words and

Revelations and sensations

Incidents in railway stations

Sudden death of rich relation

Threat of land revaluations

Calculations, proclamations

Henpecked husband loses patience

Heiresses’ hallucinations

Bishop’s mental aberrations

Child delinquent fabrications

News in Russian allegations

News in ghost’s perambulations

News in European nations

Holocausts and conflagrations

News set out in aggregations

Of words and words and words and words

Thousand million billion words

Norris Davidson, Irish Independent, 23rd May 1940


Norris Davidson  – Irish Independent, 23rd May 1940


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