Gordon, and other poems

Gordon, and other poems - George Abel [These notes were made in 1983:]. This fellow, I regret to say, is a rank amateur. Yet he's not bad enough to be funny, as for instance, McGonagall is. Like most of us, he can string together lines that rhyme and scan. He even plays with acrostics, at roughly the same level of competence as (with all due modesty) yours truly. Gordon is a versification of various passages from history books; his dramatic effort, The City Arabs, is a little more interesting, but I expect unstageable, and rather sickening in its blithe and simplistic solutions to the problems of poverty.