POETRY

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Debs
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Re: POETRY

Postby Debs » 15 Jan 2019, 1:30pm

brynpoeth wrote:Skimbleshanks the Station Cat by T S Eliot is quite good
Not sure what a cat is doing on the railway, mind :wink:


Railway cats are all very potent
supplementing their diet with a fat juicy rodent
Aways on duty with full dedication
For the thrill of the hunt, and some daily admiration.

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Mike Sales
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Re: POETRY

Postby Mike Sales » 15 Jan 2019, 2:27pm

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

brynpoeth
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Re: POETRY

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Sep 2019, 6:27am

Radley Culham Appleford, Didcot Cholsey Goring Pangbourne Tilehurst, Reading General, Taplow Burnham Maidenhead Slough Ealing Broadway and London Paddington..

Grantham, Newark, Retford..
Entertainer, kidult, curmudgeon
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
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Hobbs1951
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Re: POETRY

Postby Hobbs1951 » 15 Sep 2019, 8:36am

Thank God It's Sunday.

John.

brynpoeth
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Re: POETRY

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Oct 2019, 9:37am

I like poems, Larkin, R S Thomas, Housman, Lisel Mueller, Ogden Nash, Wordsworth even..
Got a book token so I went to the big bookstore in town to browse the poetry department
It was tiny :?

Is poetry on the way out? I blame English Literature teachers, they try to force it on unwilling children
Entertainer, kidult, curmudgeon
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
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reohn2
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Re: POETRY

Postby reohn2 » 1 Oct 2019, 9:43am

The trees have took to rustling in an increasing wind,
An extra layer of clothing,
Red berries in abundance,
Leaves begin their colour change,
Swifts and Swallows now departed.
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reohn2
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Re: POETRY

Postby reohn2 » 17 Oct 2019, 5:04pm

Feeling old...

In the rear view mirror a black spectre like figure.
Young 'n fast,carbon fibre,minimum spoker,
looking lean 'n mean,an' gettin' closer.
Then nobbut a sideways glance an' a "Hiya!"
"fast young b*gger" I hear myself utter

Try to catch the wheel but it's useless trying,
in half a mile my legs are crying.
"Fit young b*gger" again I utter,
as I'm dropped,an' left like litter in the gutter.

So I drop the pace as my heart beats faster,
and hear myself mutter,
"I was fast like that once yer fast young tw*tter!"

PS,this verse must be read lightheartedly :wink:
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kylecycler
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Re: POETRY

Postby kylecycler » 17 Oct 2019, 5:44pm

Time for a leccy bike, r2. (BUT DON'T TELL HIM! :wink: )

P.S. This suggestion must be read lightheartedly. :)

reohn2
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Re: POETRY

Postby reohn2 » 17 Oct 2019, 7:17pm

kylecycler wrote:Time for a leccy bike, r2. (BUT DON'T TELL HIM! :wink: )

P.S. This suggestion must be read lightheartedly. :)


E-bike? Not yet.
I plan on gerrin' fast agin,
and catchin' the git!

Or am I better just accept my age
turn the page wiv a bit less rage
an' not worry about being upstaged
:wink:
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