I received an email from Lucien about his book and was immediately intrugied. Shakespeare and Kim Kardashian? What? Amazing, thats what. And I don’t even keep up with the Kardashians. I’m happy to feature a poem from his book, #sonnets, as the first post after the hiatus.
A note from the author,
I’m a sitcom writer and the author of several humour books, including Alice in Brexitland and Trump’s Christmas Carol. I studied English at university and have long been fascinated with the Elizabethan sonneteers. One day I thought it might be funny to write a Shakespearean sonnet on the subject of Kim Kardashian. I proceeded to write more and more, on increasingly dumb, anachronistic topics, until I had 155 (i.e. one more than Shakespeare). It seemed a shame to let all those iambs go to waste, so I decided to crowdfund a book through the online publisher Unbound!
Netflix by Lucien Young
How I do thrill at thy great panoply!
Thine endless content doth my heart content
Ne’er do I grudge thy small subscription fee
Much less the countless hours on thee spent
For when I would my thirsting laptop slake
Assemblest thou the songs of sundry bards
One eve I shall of Stranger Things partake
The next of Narcos, Love or House of Cards
Alas, at times thy wares are so arousing
I cannot choose, and, vainly scrolling on,
I waste my day a thousand programmes browsing
And lose the chance to watch a single one
Man’s heart, though lacking naught, still wanteth more
And thus a wealth of choice doth make us poor.
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