THE POET LAUREATE

CONDESCENDENCE shall be my word

And my new world the ideal perfection

Of total devotion.

Here I am, naked with my sins,

Too much I loved

The human animals, the bloody commoners, 

Whose songs I sang in my poems.

And I was too concerned

With their lives,

Scratching at the edge of a miserable existence:

Two pounds fifty an hour

Is the price of a devoted English slave,

Less than a cheap cup of tea,

Sipped at the Plaza, when the rain falls.

And I sang of them, lying in the streets,

Their exploited sorrows dressed with shame, 

And I didn’t sing the rotten feelings,

Encrusted with diamonds and rubies

Of governmental whores.

But now, here I am, bending my head,

My velvety tongue is ready

To serve the miraculous forum,

The concoction of perfection named democracy.

My tongue is now properly shaved, 

To serve, with a better service 

Than this toilet paper.

Yes!, I scream.

I am all consumed by the hemorrhoids

Of Her Majesty’s dogs.

Please I won’t rhyme the name of Blair

With despair, surging from the ashes

Of a new socialist fascism.

I will be there, writing my hymns,

Vomiting honey

To hide the rotten body of this unsung Empire.

And if I did wrong,

If I had been naughty with my verses,

That was my infamous past.

Your wondrous future I want to sing.

PLEASE, ALL THE SINS CONDONATE  

TO THE NEW POET LAUREATE.

written by

Dolores de Alma Blanca

Introducing The Poems of the Poet Laureate–a captivating book by Dolores de Alma Blanca, a masterful wordsmith and storyteller. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of emotions and intellectual depth woven into each meticulously crafted verse.

From the poignant introspection of Outrageous Intrigue & Cerebral Puzzle to the haunting beauty of A Horse, A Chamber Pot, Quartzes, and a Recital in the Prince’s Bedroom, this collection offers a profound exploration of life’s myriad facets. Gone and None invites readers into the void of existential contemplation, while Late Bigotry and the Revamp of an Old Lady’s Last Shag delves into the complexities of human relationships with a dark and satirical twist.

Every poem, meticulously selected and refined, unveils a unique facet of the poet’s soul, inviting readers into a world of intense introspection, poignant reflection, and unabashed emotion. This book stands as a testament to the author’s artistry and promises to be an exquisite treasure of words.

Embark on a journey through Dolores de Alma Blanca’s evocative verses, where each poem serves as a window into the complexity of human experience. Share in the beauty of language, the power of narrative, and the compelling allure of the poet’s unique perspective.

Savor the nuanced emotions and profound reflections woven into every line. Dive into The Poems of the Poet Laureate, a literary treasure ready to captivate minds and hearts. This book is a celebration of the written word, an exploration of the human condition, and an invitation to experience the world through the eyes of a master poet.

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CITATION

CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE

Lanfranco Aceti, The Poems of the Poet Laureate (London, New York, and Rome: OCR/Passero Productions, 2024).

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

With Gratitude

I extend my gratitude to Professor Lanfranco Aceti for the inordinate amount of effort he put in the editing of this book.

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