MODERN POETRY by Charles Harpur

How I hate those modern Poems
   Vaguer, looser than a dream!
Pointless things that look like proems
   Only, to some held-back theme!
Wild unequal, agitated,
As by steam ill-regulated -
   Balder-dashie steam!
And if (in fine) not super-lyrical,
Then vapid, almost to a miracle.

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