Thursday, October 8, 2009

Poetry Friday / National Poetry Day (UK edition): "Juliet"

It's National Poetry Day in the UK today, but I figure that's reason enough for it to be a poetry day here on the blog--and I'll be traveling tomorrow to the North Dakota Writers Conference, so you can also count this as my early contribution to Poetry Friday.

In honor of the UK's honoring of poetry, here's one from French/British poet Hillaire Belloc. And while I don't think he meant it to be about YA literature, it's not so very far off, is it?

by Hillaire Belloc

How did the party go in Portman Square?
I cannot tell you: Juliet was not there.

And how did Lady Gaster's party go?
Juliet was next to me and I do not know.

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