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Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Few Verses in Praise of George Orwell

I wrote this poem after reading what struck me as an overly snide review written by Barry Gewen in this weekend's NYT's Book Review about George Orwell's recently published diaries.

A writer’s credibility rests upon
His or her ability with words
To impress upon readers
A love for truth unvarnished

So George Orwell towers
Above all others
Of the 20th century
As a devotee 
By instinct abhorring
All cant

And please remember
Counting eggs is a
Time honored occupation
Among English empiricists
Down through the  centuries
Those who truly relished
The beautiful taste
Of what's been home laid
By a bird in the hand

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