Does this seem troubling to you? All grans aren’t tiresome, it’s true,
But this old lady nurses ire as if she kept eternal fire
Cooking for gleeful roasting of all who would dare to fall in love,
To be successful, find delight in anything, morning to night,
That is not hers, and hers alone; she glowers as if from the throne
Of Empire, threatening with doom all who would dare challenge the gloom
With which she paints her own worldview; I find her hideous, don’t you?
The only worse soul, I should think, would be my own, if I would sink
To wishing others ill because they weren’t as awful as I was.