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The Poets Thread...
Started by: jarvo (28642)  Report abuse
CLAIR de LUNE


There she goes,
following me again...

Across the cropped corn
and over the high trees.

My harvest queen,
her footsteps make no din.

At the turn of the year
with the sheaves gathered in...


Jarvo 2018

- - - - - - -

THE DAWN CHORUS


Such a fuss,
coming home from the cotton town,
and the birds singing a hymn
as ancient as
Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

As I listen,
I can just make out
the words of Jerusalem.

Strange,
how alcohol can play tricks
on this solstice night;

as the birds bring in the dawn,
and it's
getting light...


Jarvo 2018


- - - - - - -


THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER ASH


We'll go by the Circle line
Incognito at the afternoon's close.
I'll take with me the Evening Standard
And buy you a pink rose.

It'll be fun again
Me and you out on the lash.
And we'll sing again our drinking songs
On the bridge over the river Ash.


Jarvo 2018


- - - - - - -


TO THE LEFT OF THE MOON


Yes,
to the left,
but be there on the stroke of
midnight.

And so we met,
for the first time,
on the east side of the silvery
moon.

I'd read about you,
since childhood:
the frozen queen dressed in
turquosise.

And now,
there you were,
quiet, unassuming,
making no fuss...

Finally,
from the icy hinterlands,
the mysterious and beautiful,
Uranus...


Jarvo 2018


(Visible tonight and all next week, to the left of the moon.)

Posted by: kathpressey (4699)  Report abuse
I meant to look for uranus. I will tonight if it's clear!

Posted by: basil brush (10330) Report abuse
Another smasher, jarvo 👍

Posted by: broady (13792)   Report abuse
What an outstanding piece of prose.

Posted by: builderboy (2000) Report abuse
Now Bill, play nice.

Posted by: basil brush (10330) Report abuse
I was just about to say, let's hope nobody spoils it and up pops boredy, just give it a rest and stop spoiling threads.

Posted by: broady (13792)   Report abuse
What have I said wrong? Are you saying it isn’t outstanding?

Posted by: kathpressey (4699)  Report abuse
I'm saying it's more needless baiting.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3395) Report abuse
I, for one can see nothing wrong with Bills post.

There's no accounting for taste is there?



Posted by: basil brush (10330) Report abuse
Totally agree kath 👍

Posted by: broady (13792)   Report abuse
Kath, if you want to look at baiting check out Walshy’s replies to your posts on another thread. He won’t have read it but says “ completely agree Kath” This is borne out by the fact that a day later he made exactly the same comment on the same post. In his haste to bait he had obviously forgotten he had glanced and commented. His answers are almost always baiting. He has been thrown off here at least four times previously for poor behaviour. Now I have tried to answer you courteously but will not enter into discussions again unless of course you single someone else out for the same comments. Enjoy the game.

Posted by: lectriclegs (3395) Report abuse
Totally agree, Broady.

Nobody baits as much as Walshy, in fact he's a master at it.

Posted by: Stardelta (6428) Report abuse
Funny thing about all this is that it's always the same people who bite, time and time again.

You would think they would learn something and ignore him

Seems they can't

Oh what larks, (as someone once said)


Posted by: nanajacqui (1705)  Report abuse
I went to a funeral 18 months ago & Broady came all the way from Canada to attend.Some men from Abram we got chatting to who used to post & now don't,commented that the reason they don't is the main one who spoils threads is Walshy & his sidekick Stardelta,I've not mentioned this until now.Do you remember this Bill? His brother was Caltermark who died !Now you may understand how bad he gets.

Posted by: broady (13792)   Report abuse
I hate to admit it but the “ redundant pot hole filler” has a valid point. I shall put him on ignore. Thank you Sledge. In two hours I will put you there also but in fairness will give you time to respond. Merry Christmas.

Posted by: Stardelta (6428) Report abuse
I think there are many people in this forum who spoil threads and seek to be aggressive and offensive and it doesn't take much to spot them. I don't let them bother me. Some I choose to ignore and some I choose to play at their own game.

In truth I think a lot of people share my approach

C'est le vie

Posted by: Stardelta (6428) Report abuse
You know it makes sense Boardy.

And put Walshy and Jarvo on too

Should improve your quality of life no end old son

Posted by: mindar (892) Report abuse
A useless piece of information for Jarvo

Uranus gets it't blue colour from Methane FACT

Posted by: Stardelta (6428) Report abuse
Redundant lot hole filler?

What was I just saying about people wanting to be aggressive and offensive?



You won't put me or Baz or Jarvo on ignore, and we both know it

The moral highground is over there Boardy, it seems you need some help in finding it

Posted by: lectriclegs (3395) Report abuse
Look at the state of Jarvos smashing thread.

Posted by: broady (13792)   Report abuse
Yes. Gone down faster than his football team.

Posted by: basil brush (10330) Report abuse
Totally agree sd👍

Same folk ruining threads and attacking posters

It's cheesing me off.

Posted by: kathpressey (4699)  Report abuse
and me.

Posted by: kathpressey (4699)  Report abuse
and me.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1705)  Report abuse
Has anyone else noticed that from 29th September until Walshy announced he was back & not to panic (not much response to that)that not one thread was ruined,think about it,it's not rocket science!

Posted by: Stardelta (6428) Report abuse
Has anyone else noticed that the same people always start complaining when Baz shows his face?

This isn’t rocket science either

Posted by: basil brush (10330) Report abuse
Has anyone else noticed that when certain people are not posting the "nasty uns" hardly post, they've not been on so much lately, then, all of a sudden they appear, following each other, around like sheep, attacking people and ruining threads

Posted by: basil brush (10330) Report abuse
More, jarvo, don't let the "nasty uns" stop you from posting.

Posted by: jarvo (28642)  Report abuse
THE NIGHT THEY INVADED CZECHOSLOVAKIA


We watched,
as the tanks rolled in.
A black and white TV set
in the surroundings
of school.

It was the day after I saw you
at the Ambulance station.

And as the Reds moved in,
you stood under our lamp post
on that hot August night.

I remember these things:
dates, and summers that lasted
till the leaves were falling.

But that was the last night we spoke
as teenagers in the street;
I never did meet anyone as good as you.

It was as if something had invaded our lives:
separation,
liminality,
the rites of passage
to another world-
that was never to our liking...


Jarvo

For P.S.

 
 
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