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There’s No Such Thing As A Free Innis #poetry #poem #wbyeats

Continuing my rewriting of the nation’s favourite poems, today we corrupt W.B. Yeats’ bit of fluff The Lake Isle Of Innisfree. Here’s a link to the original if you’re unfamiliar with it (lucky you). I almost studied this for my … Continue reading

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Autumn, A Season Of Foreboding… #keats #poem #poetry

John Keats wrote, frankly, dippy poems with c9mplicated rhyming schemes yet the British public voted ‘Autumn’ as their sixth favourite poem. Autumn. Hmm, mists and mellow fruitfulness, eh? What about drunk wasps on a stinging spree. Or bloody conkers dropping … Continue reading

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In Which No Vegetables Were Harmed #poem #poetry #theladyofshallot

To continue my series of poems based on famous first lines, this time I’ve chosen the Nation’s second most favoured poem from the BBC’s poll of ten years or so ago: The Lady Of Shallot by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. If … Continue reading

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Travelling Light, Travelling Right #poem #poetry

To continue my first line poems, this week it is the third most popular poem as voted by the BBC’s viewers, The Listeners by Walter de la Mare. Enjoy. Is there anybody there, said the traveller Because I really need … Continue reading

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Blake’s Progress #poem #poetry

In my mini series of poems based on famous first lines I’ve stolen a hymn from Willie Blake, a local resident in East Dulwich back when Peckham was cool and Prime Ministers has problems with Ireland… like now really only … Continue reading

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Fighting Poetry #poem #poetry

Once again I’ve taken a famous first line, spun out a sonnet and come up with this  Do not go gentle into that good night, Said his gut, after the tall tattooed prat Began to give him a load of … Continue reading

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Cloudy Futures #poem #poetry

Here’s another sonnet based on the first line of a more famous example of the genre from Willie W’s pen.. plus some garden and Dog pics to add a splash of colour to an otherwise grey post I wandered lonely … Continue reading

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