Hue and Cry

I regret I wrote “The Outhouse”
With its potty humor queue.
‘Twas offensive to my spouse,
As it raised a cry and hue.

Author Notes:

My wife is not a big fan of swearing or bathroom humor. So she objected when I went to post this poem.

OUTHOUSE

Distant
Walls.
Nature
Calls.

Frigid
run,
duty
done.

He
sits
and
shits.

Astride,
outside.

This poem is a Palinode.
A Palinode is an ode in which the writer retracts a view or sentiment expressed in an earlier poem or other written works. The word comes from the Greek “palin” meaning “back song”. It can also be a recantation of a defamatory statement in Scots Law. Palinodes have been created by many medieval writers such as Augustine, Bede, Giraldus Cambrensis, Jean de Meun, Andreas Capellanus and others. Source: Wikipedia.

This photograph is one I used in the the original poem too.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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