Friday, October 07, 2016

The worst poems by 7 great writers

Even William Wordsworth wasn't immune to a bad poem Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
People may have mocked Kristen Stewart in 2014 for her poetic efforts, but it's easy to forget that sometimes Shakespeare wasn't exactly Shakespeare either.

In fact, many of our most revered and beloved writers throughout history have let some shockingly bad verse slip below the literary radar, with nary a dent in their reputations to show for it.

But no longer. Enjoy the following poetic stinkers from, supposedly, our "greatest" writers. Laureateships and knighthoods can be returned in the post.

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