Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Ogre does what ogres can


Salamanca Place, March 2010.

Back in ye olde dayes, Salamanca used to be known for the quality of its brothels, the poor quality of it brothels, to be precise. How things have changed! These dayes, gentrification and la-de-dah-ism means that you won't even find a rubbish brothel!

Here's a poem from Auden's later period, 50 cents goes to whoever can guess the ogre.
August 1968, by W. H. Auden

The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for Man,
But one prize is beyond his reach,
The Ogre cannot master Speech:
About a subjugated plain,
Among its desperate and slain,
The Ogre stalks with hands on hips,
While drivel gushes from his lips.

2 comments:

Roddy said...

The Tasmanian Liberal Party!

Kris said...

They've no-one with the charisma of Brezhnev!