August 9th, 2012The Curse of Free Verseby Joseph Pearce
Chesterton once wrote a funny poem entitled "A Curse in Free Verse", which was not really a poem at all because, well, it was written in free verse. This was the point of Chesterton's joke, though he also had great fun in the so-called verse "cursing" a host of other modern heretics alongside the modern poets. I leave visitors to the Ink Desk to find GKC's "curse" for themselves by browsing the seemingly omnisceint web. The reason I mention Chesterton's "free verse" is that I've just had the pleasure of reading P. G. Wodehouse's hilarious essay attacking the cult of free verse. It's short and well worth the five minutes investment of the time it takes to read it. Here's the link. Enjoy!