MS (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Do Pterodactyls Write In Dactyls?

Dactyls – according to encyclopaedic wise men –
though the staple of classical Grecian and Latinate tread,
are now comical – ‘only used humorously’… And yet, read
at a funeral pace, in solemnity, toll out the dead…

(with acknowledgements to M.G. and the Princeton Encyclopaedia of Poetry…)

by Michael Shepherd

Comments (1)

Perhaps Pterodactyls did write write in dactlyls and some literary critic shamed them into extinction.