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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY - LXXXII for Carlos Bousoño, the eminent Spanish critic, poet and professor who maintained that if you don't like the "humorist", you're not likely to find much to laugh at in his "humour" IF ever I had a country, a country where every TOM-Cat, Dirty-DICK and Royal HARRY wrote what his fellows called POESY And if ever I were the only SON of a GUNny Sack-Bag incapable of pouting lines to an astronomically non-sensical degree And as punishment thereof - sans appeal - if I were to be appointed by the Supreme Inter-Galactico-Cosmo-IL-logical Council of the Arbiters of Tyrannic Taste the one and only ARBITER and JURY And should my fellow-poets ever so much as utter or let escape a squeak on, relating to or about what they cook-up as stew or porridge of un-hermeneutical ETERNAL VERITIES which they print publish post (ne’er you mind: plagiarize) and/or pander to their pridefully painted images potpourri I would first and foremost issue an EDICT - nay, even a DECREE - to CONFINE each and every one of my bumble-bee constantly buzzing comrade BARDS, purveyors and promotors of mutually unintelligible verse within their own ivory PENTHOUSES of phantasmagorical (a)musings under pain of summary banishment - should they ever so much as "peine in poiein » - to the GREAT ATTRACTOR WALL of GALAXIES and so be it, I pray thee And this, even if I were to be confined to my very own solitary dungeon and be condemned to listen to - against my will, day and night, for ever and ever - the ethereally soul-uplifting poutings of the Poetasters of Isphahan in their wordy giddy swirls of SUFI And even if I never ever had no country where POETRY had need of mutually EGO-BOOSTING commentary (c) T. Wignesan - Paris, April 5, 2020

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Date: 4/6/2020 7:18:00 AM
You make me chuckle today sir, thank you. I hope you are keeping well; your sense of humour is very much intact, keep it up! xomo
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Date: 4/8/2020 2:52:00 AM
Bonjour Maureen ! Great to hear from you again ! You've passed the test, I'm pleased to say. No, I'm kidding. But I'm serious about Bousoño's dictum (which I challenged in person during his lectures in 1970/71). How are you keeping? Well and pushing up in these virally smothering days, I hope? Stay warm. Every good wish. Wignesan