"To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."
Interesting "poem" or is it a narrative on today?
Let’s take it one by one:
“Shoes”-presently being thrown at world leaders.
“Ships”- too expensive to run, that is when they are not being hijacked.
“Sealing Wax”-should be used on certain politician’s mouths.
“Cabbages”-365 of them in the Palace of Westminster, plus many thousands more in the upper echelons of the NHS and the “management”, including Bankers.
“Kings”-we don’t have one, we have an elderly wannabe who I think is going to get even more elderly before he takes over the reins.
“Boiling hot Sea”-we are getting there, a few more years perhaps.
“Pigs Have Wings”-yes they will when the governments of the world manage to actually get of their arses and do something.
The topic of the poem is “gluttony” or “predation”, "greed", "selfishness" or even “take what you want” and sod everyone else, especially the “victim”, another so called problem today, so they tell us.
“The sea was wet as wet could be, the sands were dry as dry.You could not see a cloud, because No cloud was in the sky: No birds were flying overhead--There were no birds to fly.”
Too much water, too little water, dry lands, extinct species.
Lewis Carroll it seems was a prophet, and yes I am being a miserable git, it is just my take on a favourite piece of writing.
“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” Anon
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