GO HERE To read about the Hoax, And to see the picture source.
Follow this link to join in or read other responses to the terrible poetry competition.
Beneath is The Sacrilege of mixing Rebecca Hilare Belloc With WH Auden.
Stop the clocks cut off the telephone.
Prevent the dog barking
With a juicy bone.
A trick that everyone abhors
In little girls is slamming doors.
Silence the piano
With a muffled drum.
Slap that girl on the bum.
Bring out the coffin
Let the mourners come.
She would deliberately go
Slam the door like billy-ho.
To make her uncle Jacob start
She wasn’t really bad at heart.
He was my north my South
East and West.
My working week
My Sunday rest.
The funeral sermon
(Which was long
And followed by
a sacred song)
I thought love
My Poetic explanation of The Great Austrailian Literrary Hoax.
A Sister wrote of her brothers passing
She sent his poetry for an editor to peruse
Not knowing the lot was a terrible ruse.
The Penguins were angry, who was the culprit
The Catholic church roared from the pulpit.
It bought down the wrath of the literary giant
When the hoax was revealed they became silent.
They had penned a collection of modernist rhyme
They made up a sister and gave him not much time.
Duplicitously they staged Ern’s demise, Graves disease
Both James McAuley and and Harold Stewart did freeze,
When eventually Ern Malley became more famous than they
His literary prowess like the phoenix raises its head still today.
Do follow the link If you do not know the story Chelsea Anne Owens explains it simply.
As the badge of honour suggests it was indeed a successful attempt at produduce a poem using the Hoaxers formulation .
Did I succeed? in my mix, to deliver the most terrible poem in your eyes? leave me a comment and I will get right back.