Edmund’s Notebook 8: Rage in London Square

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Image: A Young Scholar, Tyne & Wear Archives; Museums

A Poem in the style of the noted poet Edgar Allen Poe:

Rage, Rage, Rage in London Square!
They clamor and they hammer,Hammer hard on oaken doors.
How they batter and they natter, crying out for bread and butter, hoping some might hear the patter,
Patter, patter of their feet on the cold, cold stone.

Rage, Rage, Rage in London Square!
They rail and they wail,
Wail loud at cherry doors.
Now they flail as they hail, out in the snow so pale, as one by one they nail,Nail, nail the wooden planks on the cold, cold wood.

Rage, Rage, Rage in London Square!
They cry and they die,
Die alone by ashen doors.How they lie and wonder why, while vultures nearby fly, and hunt for what they spy
Spy, spy on the streets of the cold, cold square.

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