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The Well Read Poem

Nov 8, 2021

Welcome to Season 6 of The Well Read Poem podcast. In this season we will explore a series of satirical poems. Satire has been defined as literary ridicule or literary correction. This week’s selection is by the rather prolific author Hilaire Belloc who was once a politician who himself became a critic of politics.
Poem begins at timestamp 7:30.

On a General Election

by Hilaire Belloc

The accursed power which stands on Privilege
(And goes with Women, and Champagne and Bridge)
Broke — and Democracy resumed her reign:
(Which goes with Bridge, and Women and Champagne).