Serious Culture

Serious Culture



The culture in Paris is serious business

Nothing fly by night here as it all seems

To have some kind of basis in history,

Knowing fully what they are part of and

How to continue their great tradition.


Whether it be an opera star singing

In a bar or a bagpipe player dressed in

Full regalia giving his all on one of the

Many bridges, maybe making waves for

Future Scottish independence, or that

Young Dylanesque folk type who

Played a beautiful tune on the Metro

They all seemed to know where they

Were coming from, not just chanced

Upon a scheme to get rich or simply

Worst of all get famous and for that

I salute them.



Bradford Middleton


Bradford Middleton lives in Brighton, UK.  He is the author of 4 chapbooks of poems, the last two available from Analog Submission Press, and has work featured in a whole host of places including Newington Blue’s recent Bukowski @100 anthology, a Local Gems Press anthology celebrating Walt Whitman, literary journals such as Chiron Review and Evening Street Review, zines such as Razur Cuts and Paper & Ink and online, most recently in Bond Street Review, Piker Press, Poetry Life & Times, Yellow Mama and Mad Swirl.

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