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 Post subject: Who'se living in Wales?
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2022 5:12 am 
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I dug this out of my archives from when I was at Secondary school.
The book that came as the prize was Ogden Nash's "Versus"

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The Welsh

There is a people who sing
Singly and in masses;
By broken mountain streams,
In the black brilliance of a mine,
In Chapel and in Pub.
Alien countries hear
Their lyrical lilt give
Melody to gutteral tongues.
The best, the worst, they are there,
Producing saint and sinner.
The generations gone,
The present, those to come,
Linked by the music of the singing people.

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 Post subject: Re: Who'se living in Wales?
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2022 5:19 am 
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This was a random page that I opened in the book.

Drink deep to Uncle Uglug
That early heroic human,
The first to eat an oyster,
The first to marry a woman.

God's curse on him who murmers
As the banquet waxes moister.
"Had only he eaten the woman ,
Had only he married the oyster"

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 Post subject: Re: Who'se living in Wales?
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2022 8:30 am 
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I don't like oysters. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2022 1:00 pm 
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I wonder if a boy in secondary school could write that nowadays. You seemed to be wise for your age.


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 Post subject: Re: Who'se living in Wales?
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2022 11:07 am 
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That is the truth Torre. Michael is one of my favorite poets and writers at any age. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Who'se living in Wales?
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2022 10:18 pm 
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You're very kind Linny! :)
I've written masses of poems over the years , mostly for my own amusement, but in recent years I seem to have lost the motivation. I don't know why, maybe advancing age. Recently I've been going through old school magazines and the memories it has triggered have been fascinating. Stuff I wrote that I don't even remember, some humorous some deep.

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 Post subject: Re: Who'se living in Wales?
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2022 6:19 pm 
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I know what you mean Michael, altho your writing talent seems to translate well whatever form of written word you elect to
use, frankl...you could probably make reading a phonebook sweet, interesting, funny or thought provoking. I am in a creative
desert right now, and looking at some possible workshops of a spiritual nature to rid myself of the energy blocks I know I have
created. So I guess I am trying to say that you are creating whenever you type-just because it doesn't follow poetic rules doesn
t make it any less peotic....

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