Foolish Walter & his Loving Oak: A Parable of Ecocide and Homicide

Cold was the evening,

Chill was the wind,

Dull the foreboding

The forest stumbling in!

Old was the tree

Rotten were the branches

Foul-mossy was the trunk

To Walter the assassin!

Oh, useless, tree!

The farmer muttered bitter

No use for thee!

No expedient curse a-fitter!

Down bowed the oak

The forest dank with smoke

O, man of hate, so wee,

How has brother elder oak,

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Walter Tyler, William Blake, Wallace Runnymede: A Short & Pungent Poem!

This site is mainly full of light content.

But every now and then we might have a simply exquisite poetic fancy like this!

The poem is inspired by William Blake, but also by the legendary English folk hero, Wat Tyler; from the inspiring ‘Peasant’s Revolt’ of 1381. Frank Turner’s song, ‘Sons of Liberty,’ also reminds us of this famous man of freedom.

And with no further ado (note the cunning Shakespeare reference!)…

Here is the poem, which was previously published on Medium.

The Beauty of Winchester

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