We Go Together (Chants from Walkabouts - 9)

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Poem/song 109 of 230:  WE GO TOGETHER

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Does a mortar need a pestle?
A curry a grind?
Does a monsieur need a madame?
An ooh need two la’s?
Does a work-bee need some pollen?
And flowers a bee?

Yes, Honey, we go together;
We go together...
Like scones and tea just after three,
Or cheese and wine at dinnertime,
We go together;
Yeah, we go together.

Does a mortise need a tenon?
A cue need a glaze?
Does an hombre need a mujer?
A tango take two?
Does a taproot need some wet earth?
And flowers a buzz?

Yes...

Does a fortune mean a soul-mate?
And love extreme care?
Does a body need a shelter?
A finger a ring?
Does a sloth-bear need a hide-out?
And bees a beehive?

Yes...

(C) David Franks
From http://walkaboutsverse.blogspot.com

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tony sheridan

Sat 3rd Nov 2012 20:06

A great love song. Take care,Tony.

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David Franks

Sat 25th Feb 2012 22:29

Thanks, Tom - I seem to have some things in common with Ginsberg, because he was also mentioned at Tyneside Poets, when I began to accompany my verses with a lag-top Casio keyboard (rather than a harmonium!).

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Tom Harding

Sat 25th Feb 2012 21:01

i admire your indefatigable spirit and engagement with your subject. it's nice to see someone with a commitment to a project. your works remind me of ginsberg's travelling song/ poems.

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