Thursday, March 30, 2017

Her Man Chest

Her man chest
Was the chest of her man
With sprawling hair
In a master plan

From Sale on one nipple
to Ardwick on the other
And his Beetham Tower
Under the covers

She loved her man chest
And in a state of elation
She declared her man chest
God' greatest creation!

NB - Teachers, when reading this poem with your students please note that 'her man chest' is an anagram of Manchester and that is what the poem is actually about. I've been told by some fans that this poem was a bit too obscure on the first reading, but for me discovering hidden meanings is part of the joy of poetry, so I've decided not to spell it out and to let people work it out for themselves.

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