Poems of the Week

Plaudits for Plautus

by Alex Steelsmith

“Abet and Aid Punsters Day is celebrated on November 8 every year… Puns have a long history…
for example, the Roman playwright Plautus was famous for his puns and word games.”
National Today

Cunningly, punningly,
Plautus the dramatist,
roundly applauded by
literate nerds,

offers a reader the
words in his plays and the
plays in his words.