A Fable (After William Cowper’s “The Poet, the Oyster and the Sensitive Plant”)

Although best known for his more serious work, William Cowper was also a master of comic verse. His most famous comic poem was the hilarious tale, based on a true story, of John Gilpin – well worth a read if you don’t know it already. However, he wrote a number of very clever minor poemsContinue reading “A Fable (After William Cowper’s “The Poet, the Oyster and the Sensitive Plant”)”