Bending like a never ending story
Jamie sites with chin in hand
Dreaming of a foreign land,
There the children tax their wits
Dreaming of where Jamie sits
Kenneth Hopkins Collected Poems 1935-1965 (North Walsham Norfolk : Warren House Press, 1981). All the epigrammatic wit found here is also found in the Catalyst 1977 The dead slave, and other poems of Martial : some versions from book XV of Marcus Valerius Martialis.
And so for day 1703