7 thoughts on “He had a way with words”

  1. He certainly did have a way with words, though not always the right way as can be seen here in this extract from Pippa Passes.

    But at night, brother Howlet, far over the woods,
    Toll the world to thy chantry;
    Sing to the bats’ sleek sisterhoods
    Full complines with gallantry:
    Then, owls and bats, cowls and twats,
    Monks and nuns, in a cloister’s moods,
    Adjourn to the oak-stump pantry!

    Poor man, I bet he was never able to live that down.

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