The down side is that some people have a compulsion to read anything that’s written, and so might come across as some kind of creep around someone wearing these.
Just what the world needs, more people assuming the identity through fashion choices of someone who knows poetry or whatever endeavour it is while almost none of them will actually understand what is written. Or it will bew saccarine shmaltz like that godawful Emily Dickinson poem they are selling.
Also the chances are within a few months someone will have tights with An Arundel Tomb on them because of the last line, not understanding the savage irony (that the poem basically makes explicit but people chose to ignore) in that line.
I’ve enjoyed ruining that poem for several people who didn’t read it properly in the first place and didn’t get Philip Larkin now.
That’s what I told the judge…
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