K. (infinitemonkeys) wrote,
K.
infinitemonkeys

  • Mood:

The Radio Times introduces the worst poetry in the world

Someone on Twitter (Chris Addison, I think) said that this poem by Carol Ann Duffy, our poet laureate, was like Vogon poetry and I thought: "Nah, I quite like her stuff. Can't be that bad."

But, oh dear sweet Lord, it is. It's Nancy Millstone-Jennings. It's the 'vocal stylings' of Milli Vanilli. It's Derby County the year they barely won in the premier league. It's George W Bush as president. Oh, Carol Ann, no. It's unintentionally funny, and while I agree with 90% of the sentiments expressed, I am not sure that putting them all together in that format was the way to go.

And now, in the gloating section of our day: including today, I only have four more working days in 2009, thanks to working my bits off for the latter half of November and December.

Political yay! I pray that we're heading for a hung parliament, with the Liberal Democrats holding the balance of power. I suspect the Tories will squeak in, but a hung parliament would be interesting so long as they could hammer out a consensus on the deficit and cuts.

And finally, the former director of public prosecutions rips Tony Blair a new one. For all that it's a dry Whitehall inquiry, the Chilcot evidence has been sort of horrifying in its own quiet way.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 13 comments