Here is another quick one from ‘The Short of it.’
JRR TOLKIEN AND THE NOBEL PRIZE
JRR Tolkien, author of great repute
was nominated for a Nobel Prize
by C S Lewis, a writer and his friend,
then suddenly came a surprise.
His Lord of the Rings books were rejected
the jury called them second rate,
poor storytelling was also cited
as the reason they met this fate.
I wonder if the author JRR Tolkien,
these comments cut him in half
but as a bestselling author,
he certainly had the last laugh.