Poetry Blog by John Coopey
“The further west you go, the nearer you get to the Far East”.
A Victor Borge joke. Not only ironic but, if you think carefully about it, a challenge to our accepted perceptions of cartography.
Consider, for example, if you bought a map of the world in China; where would China be? On the extreme right (East) as we portray it or in the middle as we portray ourselves?
By that measure, if ...
Monday 15th January 2018 10:32 pm
(Wendy Cope does a far superior villanelle called A Reading. But I can't abide rants or "shouting" as it is otherwise known)
We patiently wait on these god-awful rants
Which interest the poet alone,
But rather retreat to our torpor and trance
And patiently wait his belligerent rants
While secretly thinking that this is all pants
And stifle a yawn and a groan,
Friday 12th January 2018 7:57 pm
We’ve never ever been beaten fair and square
I pluck excuses out of thin fresh air
And if I’m challenged by the Press I stare
That stare of mine; then whinge and whine.
Just watch the replay; then you yourself decide
If their two goals were clearly both offside;
It’s just the League Cup we never really tried
I whinge and whine, all of the time.
I think the re...
Monday 1st January 2018 11:28 am