Almanac Poetry: Forget the Metaphor

 

 

Arthur Rackham, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’, from Aesop’s Fables. Published by Ballantyne & Co., London, 1912. (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)

 

 

 

Forget the Metaphor

 

One Aesop’s fable
full of shit
is ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’:

 

a hare,
if it’s a real hare,
will whip a tortoise’s arse
every time.

 

 

 

Read more from Kevin Densley HERE

 

 

Kevin Densley’s latest poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, is available HERE

 

 

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About

Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, has just been published (late 2020) by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Recent other writing includes screenplays for films with a tertiary education purpose. He laments the extinction of Cascade Pale Ale and Kiwi Lager.

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