Mixing prejudice with plagiarism : The Vegan Poets -
Henry V, William Shakespeare:
Be there men in England yet abed
Or skulking still in garden shed
This Crispin’s day who won’t be able
To strike a blow for vegetables
The Old vicarage, Granchester, after Rupert Brooke.
And is there hummus still for tea ?
On the vicarage lawn at a quarter to three
Fear not fair vegan for it do be
Product of pea and not of bee
If : Rudyard Kipling.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and eating meat and dairy products too
If you can hold the line when you’re the only one
To have nut roast - you’ll be vegan, my son
Now is the winter of our good intent
Made glorious summer by this shun of pork
And lamb and beef and other meats
No more shall leather guide our royal horse
Henceforth, ’tis plastic reigns, of course…
© nigel hallworth 2021