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Thanks for posting this, it's
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Thanks for posting this, it's really funny and interesting.
I suspect you've made up some of the rhymes here. Does anyone ever say "tin can" to mean "man", or "ten ton lorry" to mean "sorry"?
Cockney is of course versatile and...Read full comment
Posted in To A Marse (To A Mouse)
I'm touched that you enjoyed
Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018
I'm touched that you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for such a nice comment.
The poem is of course based on Friedrich Schiller's "Ode an die Freude" - "Ode to Joy" in English - a poem which I love in spite of the fact that it is now the anthem...Read full comment
I've done it live a few times
Posted on Mon, 21 May 2018
I've done it live a few times, yes. One time was at the Poetry Place at Covent Garden, which is full of dreary, mumbling old gits. One old bird didn't seem to like the poem much, as she wrote a poem in the interval decrying poets who use "over-...Read full comment
Posted in Chicken Caesar
Also a verb, Tom. See Julian
Posted on Sun, 03 Mar 2019
Also a verb, Tom. See Julian Lennon: "Salt water wells in my eyes".
The middle line is probably tricky for you because you are South African. I have noticed that, whereas we Brits emphasise the second part of "as well" (as WELL), your...Read full comment
Posted in Well
I like the idea of this. The
Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019
I like the idea of this. The pun on 'metre' and 'meet' is clever, but I'm not sure it works perfectly here, because 'metre' is not a verb, the verb of course being 'scan'.
Maybe something like "for rhyme and regular metre"?...
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