‘As’ by Paul Muldoon

‘As’2015-03-18 13.27.09

by Paul Muldoon

“As naught gives way to aught
and oxhide gives way to chain mail
and byrnie gives way to battle-ax
and Cavalier gives way to Roundhead
and Cromwell Road gives way to the Connaught
and I Am Curious (Yellow) gives way to I Am Curious (Blue)
and barrelhouse gives way to Frank’N’Stein
and a pint of Shelley plain to a pint of India Pale Ale
I give way to you…”

You can read the complete poem here. Paul Muldoon was born on this day in 1951. You can read more of his works through Surrey Libraries.

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