To The Reader Part II: The Writers SerenadeMature

I hate classical works, yet my work is very classical

Realistic, nihilistic and even quite fantastical

I’m very knowledgeable about literary criticism from Plato, Barthes and Bakhtin

Yet hate English to the point I might need a job in clerical!

 

My reading list is full of Wilde, Joyce, and Baudelaire

I’m curious if anyone actually studies them

Because I’m a depressing type of reading historian

Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and George Elliot

Chaucer, Chekhov and Flaubert

 

Yes This poem is written in the style of “I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General.”

And though I hate Gilbert and Sullivan

I cannot deny their influence though

Because writers are influenced by random things we can’t ignore!

 

But like A British Tar

A writer is a soaring soul

As free as an eagle bird

His energetic wit should be ready to resist a dictatorial word

His teeth should smile

And his lips should grin

And his cheeks should flame

And his brow should furl

And I hate this song so much I know!

 

A writers heart is a glowing fire like no one else could know

His energetic wit should be ready to resist a dictatorial word

His mouth should grin

And his lips should scowl

His cheeks should flame

And his brow should furl

His writing never stopped by that little asshole!

 

 Now I’m not sure how to end this poem again

The fact is that I hate that I went to Gilbert and Sullivan

I cannot deny their influence though

Because writers are influenced by random things we can’t ignore!

From the hideous heart, to the Rose that is chill, to the Gale behind Saudade.

This is your serenade.

 

The End

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