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

Pity, Oh Pity!

Another one written for The Jamie Owen programme on BBC Radio Wales for National Bread Day 2002!

Pity, Oh Pity!

Pity, oh pity the poor, old sliced white,
Unwanted, unloved and reviled!
Once Mothers of Britain,
Their faces agleam,
Emerged from the kitchen,
And thought it a dream
To serve four pounds of dripping
Spread thickly, like cream,
On a beautiful slice of sliced white.

But when they found out what was in a sliced white,
And whispered of "bleaches" and "E"s,
The Mothers of Britain

Let out a shrill cry,
And pushed it away

With a disgruntled sigh,
Then served instead humus
Smeared thinly on Rye.
Oh pity the poor, old sliced white!


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