BOOK REVIEW / Bookshop Window: Monster poems, compiled by John Foster: Oxford, pounds 1.50.
Saturday 21 August 1993
A sea-serpent saw a big tanker
Bit a hole in her side and then sank her.
It swallowed the crew
In a minute or two
And then picked its teeth with the anchor
The collection of twins poetry is perhaps more pleasing, since its subject is more oblique and comic. Here, too, twinship emerges as a mixed blessing:
We're hard to pull apart
We stick to each other like glue.
I gave her mumps and measles,
She gave me a dose of her flu.
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