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Category Archives: Poetry

Lovely Laura’s Laments

LOVELY LAURA’S LAMENT Where is the Man is tried and true? Where is the Man will see me through? Don’t want a Wimp; Don’t want a Slug; Don’t want a Pimp; Don’t want a Thug. Where is the Man is tried and true? Where is the Man will see me through? I want a bit […]

March Calf

   A March Calf Right from the start he is dressed in his best – his blacks and his whites Little Fauntleroy – quiffed and glossy, A Sunday suit, a wedding natty get-up, Standing in dunged straw Under cobwebby beams, near the mud wall, Half of him legs, Shining-eyed, requiring nothing more But that mother’s […]

Five Men Who Could Have Benefited from Game

  HERE is a free rendering of the Prologue to the Wife of Bath’s Tale by Chaucer. This is the third of five poems in Keith Jacka’s series “English Girls.”  THE WIFE OF BATH The Wife of Bath trod the Marriage Path, Husbands five took her to wive. Three dowered her with Gold and Land, She had […]