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Do Pterodactyls Write In Dactyls?
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…)

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