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“The hangover stumbles in like laity…”

Youth warns no one when it leaves the party.
It does not thank the hostess, then air kiss,
Then wave, hailing the hot night’s last taxi….

But if it knows what’s good for it, youth – and old age – will hie themselves over to Dappled Things where Anne Babson has written a terriffic update on Wilfred Owen’s Anthem to Doomed Youth.

Of course, there’s a lot more than that – but you have to subscribe and you have to find something more useful to do with your finger muscles (one page at a time) than tapping plastic chiclets all day and tapping mice on the head.

Comments

  1. “The wine has gone to piss…”

    I think I’m in love.

  2. Sorry, “turned to piss.” I’m a little drunk.

  3. Well, that’s the end of that. Good poem, though.

  4. And this is why I love this blog.

  5. Southern Expat says

    I’m a little disoriented. I also don’t believe any of those were the real Lickonas.

    • Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

      It’s the return of the ‘Ah, wait, no way, you’re kidding!/He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he?’

  6. Jonathan Potter says

    “Tapping mice on the head” is funny, too. Nice plug.

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