Old John Boy

by grimbeau

(c) Milton's Cottage; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) Milton’s Cottage; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Blind Tiresias

Rhythmically swaying

Iambic rapper

Muttering incantations

Committing morning verse

To pellucid memory

Ear cocked for milkmaids

Waiting enthroned in turmoil

illuminated by defeat

cherished hard won republic

brief lost earthly paradise

postponed for another eternity

another enlightenment

another bright spark

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