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.
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).