Death of a Dictator

by Denis Glover

Denis Glover

That night the salvage ship was wrecked,
And a fire-engine burst into flames.
There was a riot and commotion at the police station,
With the police taking each others' names.
Unearthly laughter ran round the cathedral vaulting,
And all the angels and gargoyles were exulting.

Last updated September 22, 2022