Guest poem submitted by Anustup Datta :
... I wanted to send just two poems, but came across this beauty from Belloc, who has been covered in some detail on the group. He is not know for romantic verse, but the current poem is memorable because of its brevity and trenchant insight. Really liked it - don't know why I haven't come across it earlier. Anustup. Aside: one of the fringe benefits of running the Minstrels is that we get to discover lots of lovely poems (like today's little gem) which we haven't read before. Come to think of it, that's not a fringe benefit, that's one of the main reasons we keep the show running. That, and the fact that it's fun to do :-) thomas. (And I'm sure I speak for Martin too). [Minstrels Links] Belloc has indeed been covered in some detail on the Minstrels; some previous poems of his to have featured include 'October', poem #226 'Tarantella', poem #294 'The Hippopotamus', poem #124 Another Aside: You should all listen to Little Feat's song 'Juliette', on their classic 1973 album, 'Dixie Chicken'.