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Ozymandias, Or The Deceit Of Modern Media #PercyByssheShelley #poem #poetry

Shelley wrote this poem over 200 years ago. He never foresaw the power of social media but of course, had he done so, he’d have embraced it. So, I thought, I’d maybe help him to consider what he might do … Continue reading

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Home Thoughts, For Those Of Brexit Bent – After Robert Browning #poem #poetry

Life in the UK for those of us who are convinced Brexit is up there with cheesecloth shirts and thousand island dressing as the worst things to come out of these shores, are trying to remain sanguine, since that’s about the … Continue reading

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If (Or When The Truth Finally Dawns) #poems #poetry

I’ve given a bit of thought to how I might adapt the Nation’s favourite poem, If by Rudyard Kipling. After all it is famous across many fields and while some see it as a rather Imperialistic verse it’s always been a … Continue reading

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Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll (Or Not) #poem #poetry

Scotland, specifically Edinburgh during the Fringe, is an inspiring place full of ideas and concepts, and not a few conceits. We saw things to make us wince, to stop the breath, to trigger tears and lots and lots of laughter. … Continue reading

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Remember #poem #poetry

Christina Rossetti wrote Remember as a paean to her lover, a poem for someone about to die. It’s rather heartbreaking. Me, I’m in Edinburgh, at the Fringe and, well, it’s rather uplifting. Ephemeral, sure but with curios aplenty. And some … Continue reading

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That Was The Verse #poem #poetry #larkin

The next poem that falls to be reinterpreted is Philip Larkin’s This Be The Verse Which has one of the more famous – maybe infamous – first lines in modern poetry… They fuck you up, your mum and dad.     … Continue reading

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Leisure (As Imagined By Dog) #poems #poetry

Continuing my series of re-imagined favourite poems, today we arrive at Leisure By W H Davies, no 14 on the Nation’s Fav list Leisure WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?— No time … Continue reading

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