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Graham Sherwood

Mon 16th Apr 2018 23:00

I think judging by the number of comments Brian that you may have spawned a new type of poem.

Goodbye Haiku

Hello Maryon


Mon 16th Apr 2018 21:58

B! What is it! Just say it already!
... you are probably laughing now...x

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John Coopey

Mon 16th Apr 2018 20:47

Question and answer in perfect symmetry, Brian. Redolent of that joke about the wheelbarrow and the chickens by that Carlos bloke. Whose wheelbarrow/chickens? Who's Dennis. Why tennis?
The world in 2 words. "Multum in parvo" (although that's 3).
And one of the very few poems on here I read all the way through.

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Mon 16th Apr 2018 20:43

this so needs to be poem of the week 😃

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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 16th Apr 2018 19:24


It seems you can write just about anything and someone will attach meaning to it, if that is the point you are making it is well made. If it is not the point you are making the commenters have made it anyway.

I wonder if the same strange zeal that Ray suggests some sports people have can be likened in any way to some of the strange zeal aspiring poets might have, you know the types who neglect and victimise their partners as they follow a selfish literary cause, are there any poet widows and widowers. Ted Hughes was a lovely chap apparently. But of course poets are caring and thoughtful beasts aren't they? standing on the sidelines clutching a exemption note from matron, that didn't steal us a bloody empire did it?

Oh, might there be people who can read and write and play sport? it seems some don't think so.

Anyway thats a lengthy response to something about which I have no clue at all.

Maybe its about a fire engine.


PS, my mates dad arrested Dennis Nilsen.

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Mon 16th Apr 2018 15:20

Still "courting" controversy Brian - still gets results. I'm afraid I'm with Laura, although repulsive might more accurately describe some participants of sport, who are motivated by a strange zeal which I have never been afflicted by. I always found it barmy that golfers in clubs watch matches on TV during breaks in play. They're doubly damned if their wives play as well in my book.

I'll definitely get my coat.


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Brian Maryon

Mon 16th Apr 2018 14:04

15 all

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Laura Taylor

Mon 16th Apr 2018 13:37

I stopped reading at the T word. I've always found sport repulsive.

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 16th Apr 2018 10:17

Oh they will Brian, they will!

I've always admired brevity.

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Mon 16th Apr 2018 09:42

is it about Dennis Nilsen the famous murderer?

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Brian Maryon

Mon 16th Apr 2018 07:15

I challenge anyone to find a hidden meaning or subliminal message in this piece.

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