Neu! Post-Truth Poetics DAY TWO – George Szirtes 

Hail

Hail to the chief blatherer blusterer, hail!
Who speaks for The People
Like a dog speaks for its tail
Like the whaler speaks for the whale
Like the hammer speaks for the nail
Like the sewage speaks for the pail

Hail

 

George Szirtes’ most recent book, Mapping the Delta, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2016. It was a Poetry Book Society Choice. His blog can be found here.

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