Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Addicted to Poetry 

My favourite poet has been John Keats
His lyrical poems increase my heartbeats
It therefore came as a shock to hear
A new biography of his  is about to appear
Which says that he was addicted to opium 
A habit looked down upon with opprobrium
Writing verses for me is such a tedium
At  high school I didnt study in English medium
My only encounter with drugs has been with mescalin
which had opened for Huxley the doors of perception
it did nothing of the sort to me  perhaps an exception,
All that I saw was psychedelic colours in a glare
Of poetic inspiration, my brain remained bare

Remaining sober, I try to write nonsensical  rhymes
Is it senility or  perhaps it is a sign of the times

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