Two Poems by Adrian Mitchell

There are not enough of us

How much verse is magnificent?
Point oh oh oh oh one per cent.
How much poetry is second-rate?
Around point oh oh oh oh eight.
How much verse is a botched hotch potch?
Ninety-eight per cent by my watch.
How much poetry simply bores?
None of mine and all of yours.


There are too many of us

Most poets are bad poets, the poor creatures.
Much worse than that: most teachers are bad teachers.

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