And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ritchie, economist of economists:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands of Norfolk stretch far away.

Jonathan

7 thoughts on “Spuddimandias”

  1. I met a landlord in an antique land
    Who said,” One tiny, taxed corajus state
    Stands in the desert…(To be continued)

  2. Yeah, and “of Cambs” would scan better too. Not that there is much of the way of sands in Cambs whereas Norfolk has beaches. I suggest:

    The lone and level fens of Cambs stretch far away.

  3. Now it scans:

    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    ‘My name is Ritchiemandias, spud of spuds:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level fens stretch far away.

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