It's A Man Thing

A deliberately provocative title for a poem which is superficially about architecture, but really about man's obsession with building taller and taller buildings. The 'glass-clad priapic phallus' is the Swiss Re building, famously described by Prince Charles as resembling 'an erotic gherkin'.


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Monumental Erections

The Egyptians built the pyramids
The Greeks the parthenon
Prehistoric man built monoliths
Of which Stonehenge is one

But modern man's only monument
To his enduring might
Is a glass-clad priapic phallus
Six hundred feet in height

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