Requisite Words Episode 13 – Shut Out

Poetry meets politics as we misappropriate Christina Rosetti’s “Shut Out” in honour of the UK election (underway as this episode goes live).

Episode Music:
Be Chillin’ by Alexander Nakarada |
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Photo: London, UK, by Sid Ali from

Requisite Words Episode 11 – The Walrus and the Jabberwock

There is a certain frurgle
whose contempules I abhor—
but although my stronders gurgle
by his whorkling am I zor

This episode is brought to you with a light spattering of paint, a lungful of fumes, and two nonsense poems that I should have but didn’t have memorised: Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky and The Walrus and the Carpenter.