Goff Morgan - Adventures In Hack Poetry

A repository for the poetry of Goff Morgan, the one and only Newport Town Poet. Goff was the only official town poet in Wales from 1997 to 2000, and since then has continued in an informal capacity to write commissioned verse for BBC Radio Wales, and others.

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I trained as an actor in the early eighties, and performed my own one-man shows until 2000. I was made Newport Town Poet in 1997, and have broadcast on BBC Radio Wales since 1991. My first solo programme for Radio Wales was "Goff At The Pictures", and I've recently completed a two parter called "Goff's Guiding Principles".

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The English Muffin

Written for The Jamie Owen programme on BBC Radio Wales for National Bread Day 2002! What more can you say!

The English Muffin.

Some foreign sorts of muffin
May yearn to take the stage,
And stuff themselves with blueberries
And swear they're all the rage,
But not the English Muffin
That, with a sense of true reserve,
May tolerate the butter,
But looks down on a preserve.

The transatlantic muffin
May dome above its cup,
All iced and sugar-dusted
To entice the world to sup,
But not the English Muffin,
Who wouldn't dream of doing that
Or anything more "showy"
Than being brown and round, and flat.

The nervous, upstart muffin,
Though full of vim and passion,
Sleeps restlessly upon its shelf,
For it knows it's just a fashion,
But not the English Muffin,
Which sleeps sound without a care,
For it knows its been around for a terribly long time,
And it isn't going anywhere!

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