Author Archive | Roger

Daffodils (William Wordsworth)

Daffodils is one of the nation’s favourite poems, but we feel it can be improved by rendering it in COMPLICATED form. For those whose mental ear is not yet attuned to COMPLICATED, we include the original for comparison. I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills When all at […]

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The Blackbird

The frost lay heavily over the salt-marshes: a plain expanse of dead or dormant vegetation, colourless with sparse sea-lavender and samphire, and everywhere marram grass. Each blade was held motionless in a hoary sheath, in military disarray…

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Campaign for Real Poetry (CaRP)

When is poetry not poetry? When it has no rhythm or rhyme. We here at Simplicated are acknowledged Old Farts – and Grumpy Old Farts at that. And one of the things we grump at is poetry – or what seems to pass for poetry these days.

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