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Poems-U-Like

Postby Gerst » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:44 pm

I'll stick one of these on, once-a-week, even if no-one else is interested.

Here's one by Ian Hamilton, about suddenly finding yourself old:

Who turned the page? When I went out
Last night, his Life was left wide-open,
Half-way through, in lamplight on my desk:
The Middle years.
Now look at him. Who turned the page?
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Stooo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:57 pm

I'm fond of The Ancient Mariner but it's a bit too long to post in full. We used to have to memorise a poem for the first English lesson after a school holiday, I always did Milligan, my favourite:

I must go down to the sea again,

To the lonely sea and sky.

I left my pants and socks there,

I wonder if they're dry?

:mrgreen:
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Gerst » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:35 pm

Yes, I think we're kind of restricted to shorter poems on forums, though it's no problem really. I had a similar thread on another board years ago and someone posted Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis in a sort of protest, which went on for about eight pages.

I know one of Spike Milligan's favourite poets was The World's Worst Poet, William McGonagall:

The chicken is a noble beast,
The cow is much forlorner:
Standing in the pouring rain
With a leg at every corner.
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Stooo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:42 pm

Gerst wrote:Yes, I think we're kind of restricted to shorter poems on forums, though it's no problem really. I had a similar thread on another board years ago and someone posted Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis in a sort of protest, which went on for about eight pages.

I know one of Spike Milligan's favourite poets was The World's Worst Poet, William McGonagall:

The chicken is a noble beast,
The cow is much forlorner:
Standing in the pouring rain
With a leg at every corner.


Always creates a grin :mrgreen:
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby W. Wordsworth » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:49 pm

A boy stood on the burning deck
picking his nose like mad
he rolled it into little balls
and flicked it at his dad
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Postby Stooo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:55 pm

W. Wordsworth wrote:A boy stood on the burning deck
picking his nose like mad
he rolled it into little balls
and flicked it at his dad


A boy stood on the burning deck playing a game of cricket.

The ball ran up his trouser leg and stumped his middle wicket! :yikes:
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:53 pm

Gerst wrote:I'll stick one of these on, once-a-week, even if no-one else is interested.

Here's one by Ian Hamilton, about suddenly finding yourself old:

Who turned the page? When I went out
Last night, his Life was left wide-open,
Half-way through, in lamplight on my desk:
The Middle years.
Now look at him. Who turned the page?


Love poetry, the good ones hit you hard and softly at the same time.
It reminds you that you’re not the only one that’s gone through those feelings and it reminds you to feel.
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Abs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:15 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Gerst wrote:I'll stick one of these on, once-a-week, even if no-one else is interested.

Here's one by Ian Hamilton, about suddenly finding yourself old:

Who turned the page? When I went out
Last night, his Life was left wide-open,
Half-way through, in lamplight on my desk:
The Middle years.
Now look at him. Who turned the page?


Love poetry, the good ones hit you hard and softly at the same time.
It reminds you that you’re not the only one that’s gone through those feelings and it reminds you to feel.


Perhaps you would have liked some of mine. I used to post it on other forums but those arseholes you speak of used to put it down and say how bad it was, so I stopped posting them. You might have seen one or two at Micky's place.
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Stooo » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:22 am

Abs wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Gerst wrote:I'll stick one of these on, once-a-week, even if no-one else is interested.

Here's one by Ian Hamilton, about suddenly finding yourself old:

Who turned the page? When I went out
Last night, his Life was left wide-open,
Half-way through, in lamplight on my desk:
The Middle years.
Now look at him. Who turned the page?


Love poetry, the good ones hit you hard and softly at the same time.
It reminds you that you’re not the only one that’s gone through those feelings and it reminds you to feel.


Perhaps you would have liked some of mine. I used to post it on other forums but those arseholes you speak of used to put it down and say how bad it was, so I stopped posting them. You might have seen one or two at Micky's place.


Sorry about that :oops:
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:30 am

Abs wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Gerst wrote:I'll stick one of these on, once-a-week, even if no-one else is interested.

Here's one by Ian Hamilton, about suddenly finding yourself old:

Who turned the page? When I went out
Last night, his Life was left wide-open,
Half-way through, in lamplight on my desk:
The Middle years.
Now look at him. Who turned the page?


Love poetry, the good ones hit you hard and softly at the same time.
It reminds you that you’re not the only one that’s gone through those feelings and it reminds you to feel.


Perhaps you would have liked some of mine. I used to post it on other forums but those arseholes you speak of used to put it down and say how bad it was, so I stopped posting them. You might have seen one or two at Micky's place.


No, sorry I didn’t see them. I went through a phase where I couldn’t read any poetry for reasons...
I wouldn’t put it on here Abs unless you’re ready for some arsehole to take the piss.
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Abs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:33 am

Stooo wrote:
Abs wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Gerst wrote:I'll stick one of these on, once-a-week, even if no-one else is interested.

Here's one by Ian Hamilton, about suddenly finding yourself old:

Who turned the page? When I went out
Last night, his Life was left wide-open,
Half-way through, in lamplight on my desk:
The Middle years.
Now look at him. Who turned the page?


Love poetry, the good ones hit you hard and softly at the same time.
It reminds you that you’re not the only one that’s gone through those feelings and it reminds you to feel.


Perhaps you would have liked some of mine. I used to post it on other forums but those arseholes you speak of used to put it down and say how bad it was, so I stopped posting them. You might have seen one or two at Micky's place.


Sorry about that :oops:


Were you one of them? I can't remember.
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Abs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:35 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:
Abs wrote:
Lady Murasaki wrote:
Gerst wrote:I'll stick one of these on, once-a-week, even if no-one else is interested.

Here's one by Ian Hamilton, about suddenly finding yourself old:

Who turned the page? When I went out
Last night, his Life was left wide-open,
Half-way through, in lamplight on my desk:
The Middle years.
Now look at him. Who turned the page?


Love poetry, the good ones hit you hard and softly at the same time.
It reminds you that you’re not the only one that’s gone through those feelings and it reminds you to feel.


Perhaps you would have liked some of mine. I used to post it on other forums but those arseholes you speak of used to put it down and say how bad it was, so I stopped posting them. You might have seen one or two at Micky's place.


No, sorry I didn’t see them. I went through a phase where I couldn’t read any poetry for reasons...
I wouldn’t put it on here Abs unless you’re ready for some arsehole to take the piss.


Oh I know, just like the others at the other forums. I know my poetry is good. I have several published. But no matter how good they may be, those arseholes will try to say otherwise just to get to me.
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:45 am

Well you’ve got the last laugh Abs because they live under a bridge without a working boiler.
Sod them.

I should write some poetry some day. :artist:
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Abs » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:56 am

Lady Murasaki wrote:Well you’ve got the last laugh Abs because they live under a bridge without a working boiler.
Sod them.

I should write some poetry some day. :artist:



You should, have you written before? Other than the few poems I wrote about my son and dads passing, I haven't written in ages. I have so much stuff in me and start jotting stuff down, but then never go back to finish them. It's also therapeutic.
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Re: Poems-U-Like

Postby Bella » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:47 am

i prefer music with lyrics to get me through these difficult times....

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