I am writing to apologise for any offence caused by last week’s poems. The use of these was an attempt to encourage engagement with people in the company who appreciate that style of humour and writing. Indeed, several people have been in touch to express their enjoyment of the poems. However, others have communicated their offence and/or embarrassment, and it is to these people that I wish to apologise unreservedly.
It is difficult to choose poems which please everyone, and on this occasion these poems have been particularly controversial. They have now been removed from this blog. I shall continue to post poems which inspire some sort of reaction – this is the purpose of poetry – but in the future, I will think more carefully about the selections.
I do hope people continue to read the Poems of the Week.