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Walkaboutsverse

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GUEST,Dave B 26 Jul 07 - 02:01 PM
Dave Hanson 26 Jul 07 - 09:22 AM
GUEST,Walkaboutsverse 26 Jul 07 - 08:52 AM
John MacKenzie 24 Jul 07 - 11:45 AM
Captain Ginger 24 Jul 07 - 11:39 AM
Amos 24 Jul 07 - 11:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 10 Aug 07 - 09:49 AM

With "immigration,"
    However, I'm on
The side of all those
    Who, questioning "aims,"
Make misled-Left foes.
THE END


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 09 Aug 07 - 05:54 AM

And students well-read
    Are oftentimes led,
Economically,
    To Left of Centre -
That happened to me...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 06 Aug 07 - 06:35 AM

Poem 74 of 230: ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIALISM

Anthropology -
Wonts, in close study -
Provides students with
A good insight on
Many ways to live...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 04 Aug 07 - 05:33 AM

For "with-dependants,"
    I should, though, add -
War, sadly, still rants.
THE END


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 03 Aug 07 - 05:10 AM

Played another course,
    At Srinagar -
And it, too, I endorse...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 02 Aug 07 - 06:05 AM

It is the highest
    Green-kept golf-course,
And sure is quite a test!...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 31 Jul 07 - 05:57 AM

Day-tripped to Gulmarg,
    And played a round -
As always, kept the card...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 28 Jul 07 - 07:56 AM

From Dahl Lake's shoreline
    To the houseboats,
Canoe trips run just fine...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 27 Jul 07 - 05:14 AM

(Beer occasionally, Snail, when thirsty, but, as I say, mostly mead, when in a public house; now, back to that "High Houseboat" - recall I'd just been brought some water...)

I washed with bucket,
    Ate scrambled eggs -
As good as one could get...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Jul 07 - 05:09 AM

It's boring, uninteresting drivel.

eric


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: TheSnail
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 07:57 PM

Leave him alone. He isn't doing any harm sitting there in the corner mumbling into his beer.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Dave B
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 02:01 PM

Eric, you are wasting your time , this guy is oblivious to comments and believes, truly believes he can write poewtry and even sing it


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 09:22 AM

Oy, Walkaboutsverse, do us all a favour and stop wasting valuable space with this incessant crap.

eric


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 26 Jul 07 - 08:52 AM

(I agree, John/Giok, they ought to give (Lindisfarne) mead a go, instead. Now, back to that "High Houseboat" left by the Raj, upon their repatriation.)
At dawn, her daughter -
    The eldest one -
Brought me food and water...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 11:45 AM

Too much brown ale methinks.
G


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Captain Ginger
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 11:39 AM

You've read all of them? Bloody hell man, you deserve a medal!
They really are the direst doggerel, aren't they? Still, at least the bloke confines them to this thread so they don't frighten the horses, and one can pop in from time to time to reassure oneself that there is always a resting place for truly awful poetry.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Amos
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 11:34 AM

Dear Ralph, it's not that it's just you;
These works have baffled all the best,
Who find their only solace in
De gustibus non disputandum est.

Regards,


A


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Ralph
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 11:31 AM

A man with a face like a hammer,
Was hanging a portrait of his wife.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Ralph
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 11:30 AM

Is it just me. Or is this complete and utter twaddle?
I've read all the poems (?), and can make no sense of them.
Ah Well.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,walkaboutsverse
Date: 24 Jul 07 - 09:52 AM

A solo mother -
    She had four kids -
Was the floor-manager...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,walkaboutsverse
Date: 23 Jul 07 - 05:31 AM

'Twas a houseboat room:
    Run down, low cost -
But there I felt no gloom...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 20 Jul 07 - 04:53 AM

Stayed there on Dahl Lake,
    By Srinagar -
For my tight-budget's sake...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 19 Jul 07 - 08:25 AM

Up, by train then bus,
    To Kashmir -
It was much cooler, thus...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 08:15 AM

Poem 22 of 230: HIGH HOUSEBOAT

When in India,
    I headed north
For the Himalaya...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 13 Jul 07 - 05:14 AM

Yes, foolishly,
I took the bait -
A choice that I
Would come to hate,
For I almost
Did drown that date,
Making the swim
From state to state.
THE END
(Just posted TEES TO TYNE: FIRST IMPRESSIONS, on myspace.com/walkaboutsverse)


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 05:15 AM

On one such day,
    I do declare,
Some three of us
    Had a big dare
To swim across,
    From state to state,
The wide Murray -
    I took the bait...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 05:26 AM

After day's work,
From Y.H.A.,
A group of us
Would not delay
To walk on down
To the dirt rim
Of the Murray
For a cool swim...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 08:55 AM

Poem/Chant 5 of 230: STATE TO STATE

From Sydney Town,
    In uni. break,
I drove out west
    To earnings make
Onion picking
    On the fields
Of Echuca
    That year's yields...

(I'm not a monarchist but I think Diana was a good person so, nearly 10 years since she passed away, I've just posted, the traditional English lament, "Sleep on Beloved", on Myspace.com/walkaboutsverse.)


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 05:10 AM

(Calm down, Eric...you give Vikings a bad name.)

Thus, here is a feature that I'd teach:
    Two hands – both sides – either off when can't reach.
And, as for thoughts on pay, I do not say
    "Amateur play" but "spread-out the outlay."
THE END


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 08:48 AM

EASTBOURNE for fucks sake, Gods waiting room.

eric


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 30 Jun 07 - 05:22 AM

Poem 195 of 230: MUSING ON WIMBLEDON - SUMMER 2002

2001 got somewhat cheeky,
    So, on my T.V., I was pleased to see
Old-fashioned etiquette about the net...
    But oh! to get among the coaching set...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,walkaboutsverse
Date: 29 Jun 07 - 05:22 AM

(But, as for the women's tennis,
    It soon became a qualm,
As I was put-off by what is
    A great strain on their arm.)
THE END ("TENNIS TIPS TO TRY" at myspace.com/walkaboutsverse)


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 05:30 AM

The next, contrasting that before,
    Showed all kinds of vessels -
Parked up along the pebbly shore
    And in marina cells...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 26 Jun 07 - 02:00 PM

The first was between sea and heath,
    And gardens signed by post,
Then up the Downs to view, beneath,
    The brutal handsome coast...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 04:42 AM

Two long days allowed two long lanes
    To be walked before dark -
One after travel on four trains,
    One post-Devonshire Park...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 04:50 AM

(Just place, also, at myspace.com/walkaboutsverse)
poem 156 OF 230: EASTBOURNE - SUMMER 2001

On the day before the solstice,
    I first sighted Eastbourne:
A beautiful elegant place -
    English culture untorn.


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 05:02 AM

A stroll through a kept garden,
    Before Sunday's roast dinner;
A pub game, drink and meal;
    One's team a comeback winner.
THE END


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 16 Jun 07 - 06:02 AM

Allegros when feeling low;
    An andante to wind down;
Spoken French and chorused song;
    The quiet when out of town...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 15 Jun 07 - 06:25 AM

(Upon your return, Captain, you may like to wind-down with myspace.com/walkaboutsverse)

Forest spent-leaves under foot;
    Tasting a host-nation's fare;
Alcedo atthis at work;
    Just bills being brought to bear...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: Captain Ginger
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 09:28 AM

Blimey, first time I've ever opened this thread. It's a rare hoot, isn't it? It's like one of those programs that generate random prose, with just a hint of Yoda (the scansion up it fucks, I see) thrown in.
Anyway, must dash - got to take the doggerel for a walk...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 14 Jun 07 - 09:04 AM

Thrifty plant-propagation;
    By a wave one's body hit;
Upstream of camp - with paddle;
    By a fire - strongly lit...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 12 Jun 07 - 08:33 AM

Out, by a cast, being told;
    In - taking tea and T.V.;
Highland views that command rest;
    The buildings of Italy...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 05:28 AM

Sticks, chants, didgeridoo,
    Haunting harps, and all bagpipes;
Clog, flamenco, tamure,
    Hula, and other dance types...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 09 Jun 07 - 06:44 AM

Viewing set-over cricket;
    A golf ball, for once, well struck;
Viewing velodrome cycling;
    From net-chord, levelling luck!..


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 07 Jun 07 - 09:58 AM

The ball off thee whacks their net;
    When to palms leather has stuck;
Orange juice during half-time;
    A warm bath to wash the muck...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 09:19 AM

The beats through us of a drum;
    Winter¡¦s sun felt through closed glass;
Handing in the last exam;
    Awakenings ¡V alarmless!..


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 05:36 AM

229   JOYS OF LIFE

Leightons, and other great art;
    Plumes of fireworks at night;
The vivid reds of sunrise -
    Repeated at day's last light...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 02 Jun 07 - 06:12 AM

I wandered down the track a bit -
    The Hostel office empty -
Before a smiling helpful local
    Did kindly enlighten me.
THE END


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 01 Jun 07 - 05:28 AM

I quickly packed all my things
    (My train an hour or thirteen on)
And hurried out the bedroom -
    The bright sky a sneaky con...


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Subject: RE: Walkaboutsverse
From: GUEST,Walkaboutsverse
Date: 31 May 07 - 08:21 AM

For I soon dozed into dreamy sleep -
    Waking what was just two hours hence;
But my watch was an analogue,
    And night or day I couldn't sense!..


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