In a Preface by CS Lewis to Paradise Lost:
“Disobedience to conscience is voluntary.
Bad Poetry,On the other hand,
Is usually not made on purpose.”
His Preface is sublime hostess,
To an inspired, elegant gnosis.
“Disobedience to conscience is voluntary”
Where the supernumerary is voluptuary.
“Bad Poetry, On the other hand,”
Is the lack of merit made grand,
“Is usually not made on purpose,”
But offends the soul and hurts us.
Would that bad poets up and die,
Before they even try,
To wound language
And make us cry.