Poems of the Week

How Now Cow Row

by Nora Jay

“Damien Hirst formaldehyde animal works dated to 1990s were made in 2017
Exclusive: Three sculptures exhibited in galleries around world were artificially
aged, sources claim”
The Guardian

If there is one thing I cannot abide
(And there are many more than one, all told)
It’s cows suspended in formaldehyde
Less than one quarter of three decades old.

All week the world of art has reeled and raged!
Of course the connoisseurs are feeling sore:
If, as it seems, this beef is barely aged,
Then what on earth have we been paying for?