Punch, by Justin Richardson

For years a secret shame destroyed my peace–

I’d not read Eliot, Auden or MacNeice.

But then I had a thought that brought me hope–

Neither had Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope.

– Justin Richardson, Punch, 1952

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