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Offline IvorThirst

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2011, 03:04:07 PM »
There\'s a lot of telepathy going on, here. I was thinking of this earlier. My God-daughter was involved in a production of this, while she was at school. I had great pleasure in continually asking her why they were doing a play about triangular orange lollies.

As you will find, this is my type of humour. At the respective weddings of my godchildren, I\'m the weird avuncular character who wandered around informing (albeit in a muffled manner) people that I\'m the Godfather and am going to make an offer that they can\'t understand.
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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2011, 09:39:53 PM »


Got it at last, but what a time consuming complicated thing!

Anyway this I think was my first poem on the original thread.   Rudyard Kipling is one of my favourites,  although his work is somewhat erratic, and he is much misunderstood and maligned.

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2011, 09:56:02 PM »
Another I prepared earlier.   And another Kipling but in a different mood.    I dont know why but this one conjures up a vision of a bluebell wood I used to visit in Spring in my mind\'s eye, and I can just see the whisk of the skirt of a riding habit disappearing into the misty twilight.

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2011, 01:47:11 AM »
again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2011, 02:44:03 AM »
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would Not Take The Garbage Out

Shel Silverstein, 1974

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out!
She\'d scour the pots and scrape the pans,
Candy the yams and spice the hams,
And though her daddy would scream and shout,
She simply would not take the garbage out.
And so it piled up to the ceilings:
Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
Brown bananas, rotten peas,
Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the window and blocked the door
With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,
Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
Pizza crusts and withered greens,
Soggy beans and tangerines,
Crusts of black burned buttered toast,
Gristly bits of beefy roasts. . .
The garbage rolled on down the hall,
It raised the roof, it broke the wall. . .
Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
Globs of gooey bubble gum,
Cellophane from green baloney,
Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry,
Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,
Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
Cold french fried and rancid meat,
Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
At last the garbage reached so high
That it finally touched the sky.
And all the neighbors moved away,
And none of her friends would come to play.
And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,
\"OK, I\'ll take the garbage out!\"
But then, of course, it was too late. . .
The garbage reached across the state,
From New York to the Golden Gate.
And there, in the garbage she did hate,
Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
That I cannot now relate
Because the hour is much too late.
But children, remember Sarah Stout
And always take the garbage out!
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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2011, 05:29:04 PM »
Now here\'s an off-beat (off air too regrettably8-)) challenge.

I reckon we could inaugurate an entirely new form of poetic literature:

To compose in rhyme, from the upshot of the quasi permanent non sequiturs the BBC\'s SPECTACULAR NON-FUNCTIONING IdiotPlayer delivers.

(Wiser ones to these boards will in any case, give the system a wide berth preferring to resort to Kron\'s reliable steady streams for a serene stress-free listen.)

However I sometimes forget while I\'m cruising the schedule \"over there\" and so get click happy in the belief the BBC may actually be capable of delivering my selection. Then I get back to whatever the activity of the moment happens to be to settle down for a good listen ...

In no time at all ... sometimes only seconds later ... the whole process grinds to a spluttering halt...  If I\'m very absorbed w/the task in hand I put off going back to the PC to fix things. Then later, much later, having forgotten all about the radio ... shock! horror! The silence is ripped apart by the sudden loud resumption of programmes ... usually in mid-syllable.Do I remember what I was tuned into? The point reached in the denouement?
And so on.

Good mental exercise you might say? X(

Nice weather outside though

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2011, 06:28:52 PM »
In an office, no good for toffees,
Working for the BBC,
Were some exies*  and some techies,
And producers, one, two , three,
Oh my darling, Oh, my darling,
Oh my darling BBC,
Thou are lost and gone for ever,
Dreadful sorry, BBC.

*\"executives\"


Ok Tru?   Over to you .........................

(or anyone else who can remember the rest of the original)

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2011, 07:19:15 PM »
Blood ... battle .... heritage.

Snippets of sound ...

Why afraid Mountjoy?
...Afraid of the battle that is there and not there ...
\"Afraid? ... bunk! The English won\'t last ...\"


Silence ...

Perched precariously. picture hook and nails in mouth, hammer in pocket and glass framed hunting print clutched ... the ladder rocks unsteadily.
\"Curses!\"
Panick and you\'ll swallow the hook. Only one thing for it, (shades of 3 men in a boat\'s funniest passage) ignore the silence hang Rose Tremayne! Hang that picture.

Later, kitchen-bound, a salutary passage on the moral of preserving audio heritage wafts through!

\"One of the things they did bring was a whole stack of 78\'s ... And one night all us kids took great pleasure in breaking them all and putting them into bags which we took out to the bin.

This was the 60\'s and everything new was good, everything old was bad. So you know the the sense that you\'d got some sort of old music that you were going to cherish just went out the window.
Now I think back and how dearly I would love to have those records. They would be one of my pride and joys for sure.\"


Why is there such RESONANCE with acts of a certain corporation in this random excerpt?

(Pox! It\'s impossible to make poetry of such butchery! I\'ll be content with \"prose\" - of a sort).

Next
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh rthur Smith ... ALARM, ALARM, get the off switch! Off switch! Emergency Ooooooooff ... Mercy! Hang on? ... Nope! Just in time! Murphy\'s Law: and the built in random off switch of the I(won\'t)player kicks in ... in the nick of time ...

Phew!
Silence ...
Bliss ...

To quench my thirst for sounds uninterrupted to the haven  ... of stress free radio: Beebotron - I fly ...

Perhaps the BBC\'s specific intention is to gradually shut down all its internet services ... it\'s certainly looks that way as things are now!

In another life I may find time to catch up on the patchwork of sounds this afternoon\'s Idiot Player has delivered .... to try to trace the programmes of origin and hear them all whole!

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2011, 07:26:59 PM »
Very pleasant musical interlude Penn! Fraid I just fell back on \"free style\"!

Lady Penelope Wrote:
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> In an office, no good for toffees,
> Working for the BBC,
> Were some exies*  and some techies,
> And producers, one, two , three,
> Oh my darling, Oh, my darling,
> Oh my darling BBC,
> Thou are lost and gone for ever,
> Dreadful sorry, BBC.
>
> *\"executives\"
>
>
> Ok Tru?   Over to you .........................
>
> (or anyone else who can remember the rest of the
> original)

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2011, 08:58:58 PM »
Something about herring boxes without topses?
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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2011, 09:48:25 PM »
\"Sandals were for Clementine\"

But Im blowed if I can remember the rest of it.

Ratings falling, its appalling,
and the audience start to boo,
They dont care for, the Iplayer,
Flush the whole lot down the loo.

Oh my Darling...etc..........

Come on there\'s lots of  brains  and initiative out there out there, SOMEONE HELP ME OUT#-o

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2011, 10:43:05 PM »
Sounds like school-leaver\'s doggerel.

Actually I\'m quite enjoying some of the stuff. OTOH there\'s that APPALLING creature from the A*****s banging on in endless spam-like plugs for the 4 o\'clock slot advising the listener to stock up on quantities of doilies. Streuth ... ! grrrrrrrrrrr

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2011, 10:54:10 PM »
.       Ivor



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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2011, 11:10:32 PM »

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Re: Time For Rhyme
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2011, 11:30:39 PM »
She was fairer, than the roses
And her shoes were number nine


That\'s how I heard it.....so there\'s another for your collection. From the 49er\'s State ;)
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