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Tim King

Updated: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:33 pm

verse@artapart.co.uk

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Biography

Formerly singer/songwriter with The Notleys and Tooth and Nail, recently returned to performing at open mic poetry events. First time on stage for over fifteen years was just last week... so still very much finding my feet.

Samples

Requiem for a Daisy With callous hand I hath thee smote And left thee thus to rot Hath plucked away thine petticoat to find She loves me not 17 Straight A's One Summer's morn on our front lawn A fawn was born. We named him Shaun We had asked for a unicorn But our request was met with scorn Still, not for long were we forlorn As from a rose a thorn was torn And placed upon the head of Shaun "Behold!" we cried, "our uni-fawn!" Oh, short-lived joy, accursed false dawn As if from nowhere men of brawn Came telling tales of Devil's spawn And grabbing Shaun held fast his horn And laughed as it was roughly sawn So fragments of it now adorn The borders of our uncut lawn Disarmed and helpless little Shaun Exsanguinated... how we mourn

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

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Wednesday 17 June 2020

Exeter »

8:00pm at Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS, GB

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Tim King

Mon 14th Nov 2011 18:01

Hi Alana,
Thanks for your kindnesses... 'smote' is as in the past tense of the (old english?) verb 'to smite'. Technically I think it means 'to hit', but the verse is intentionally overwrought and pretentious so I thought the malapropism appropriate. Enjoyed your profile samples although I haven't read them all yet. Will leave a comment or two when I have. I've not been active on the site for a long while. Time to get back into the swim.
Take care
Tim

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Sun 13th Nov 2011 17:06

Uni-fawn haha you certainly rhymed this, x

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Sun 13th Nov 2011 17:03

I love Requiem for a daisy? and how you didn't rhyme petticoat? very clever, What is smote? x

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Sun 2nd May 2010 11:46

Hi Tim. Well done in your 'come back' to performing. look forward to seeing more of your writing. Hope you enjoy exploring the WOL site. Winston

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 29th Apr 2010 09:42

Welcome to WOL Tim. Liked your samples and will keep an eye on your work.

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