New Poems by Sangharakshita

This section contains recent (1999-2002) poems, not
previously published in any media.


The Double Root

Poetry has a double root
In nursery rhyme and prophecy;
Mother Goose and Apollo
Are its twin progenitors.
But mother doesn't croon nursery rhymes any more,
And the poets are all in hiding.
English poetry's on its last legs,
Lost between pop lyric and Laura Riding.