Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO R.K., by JAMES KENNETH STEPHEN

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First Line: Will there never come a season
Last Line: And the haggards ride no more?
Alternate Author Name(s): Stephen, J. K.
Variant Title(s): Lapsus Calami;the Millennium
Subject(s): Haggard, Rider (1856-1925); Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936); Mankind; Millenium; Human Race

WILL there never come a season
Which shall rid us from the curse
Of a prose which knows no reason
And an unmelodious verse:
When the world shall cease to wonder
At the genius of an ass,
And a boy's eccentric blunder
Shall not bring success to pass:

When mankind shall be delivered
From the clash of magazines,
And the inkstand shall be shivered
Into countless smithereens:
When there stands a muzzled stripling,
Mute, beside a muzzled bore:
When the Rudyards cease from Kipling
And the Haggards ride no more?

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