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A Darkling Poet

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Grinch
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0 posted 10-11-2006 05:37 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Grinch


(The Thrush Replies to Thomas Hardy)

I perched above a coppice gate
One bloody freezing day,
I felt a bit disconsolate
My wife had flown away
And great black clouds all gathered round
Like someone burning tyres
I wish that mankind had not found
That knack for starting fires

A poet stood beneath my tree
Tom Hardy was his name
So I chirped a soliloquy
To ask of him his game:
ď Oi Thomas find another gate
To lean your arse upon
Iím trying to attract a mate
I lost me other one.Ē

The duffer then starts smiling up;
Some Cheshire cat gone mad,
Like heíd just found a golden cup
He never knew he had
I wished the stupid git would go
And sling his bleeding hook
But as I sang a song or two
He scribbled in his book

Why didnít he just go away?
The chicks were running scared
That plonker poet was in the way
Of me and my new bird!
Just then a fear began to grow;
His smile began to haunt
Could Thomas Hardy somehow know
Some secret that I donít?

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1 posted 10-13-2006 04:05 PM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

I love this one!  I love the way the bird talks and it's so funny and real too.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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2 posted 10-13-2006 07:07 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch


thanks for the reply.

I really should have included the poem that this was an answer to.
http://www.englishverse.com/poems/the_darkling_thrush

The Lady
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it's truly delightful!
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Grinch~
A wonderful read ... the Thomas Hardy link was very helpful too~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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Love this one.
 
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