Magazine January 25, 2021, Issue

Some Doggerel Concerning the Quaker Epiphany Party

(Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)

Peter the corgi wouldn’t rest —
That stumbling block for every guest,
Keen to make plates fly far and wide.
We finally put the beast outside.

Quiet and still, he meditated
Not on the reason he’d been gated,
Not on his character or past,
Not on his future or the blast

Of winter on him now, but only
The wooden slab that kept him lonely:
A monstrous fact at which to stare,
Stranding him here, while love was there.

A goof like me, a brat, a bore,
Doodling across my indoor door,
Can look outside with shameful shock
At someone who can’t even …

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Sarah Ruden’s most recent books are the extensively revised second edition of her Aeneid translation and her new translation of the Gospels.

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