@ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; On Sundial's Poem, "Threnody For Oscar Wilde"

A threnody, writtened for Oscar Wilde,

by Sundial, in his third chapbook, Sundialed,

declared that Oscar was wrongly reviled;

he who had loved some of London's boywhores

was struck down by the unrelenting force

of England's so-called aristocracy,

against one of whom Oscar sued in court.

The evidence provided by Queensbury

placed Oscar at a disadvantage:  very

precarious---later criminally

convicted of the crime of sodomy

Quickly the shameful and troubling report

was broadcast all around this spinning globe

and is taught as unquestioned history,

tickling the ears of every homophobe.

 

Starward

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I am grateful to be able to summarize one of Sundial's excellent poems in a poem of my own.

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