Poetry in Motion

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Crock of Gold, 12 Jun 2008.

  1. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Poetry's not dead. Only that stuck in dry libraries and / or written by the Poet Laureate.

    "It's Summer in Siam,
    And the Moon is full of rainbows."

    Guess who? (No googling). Easy enough.
  2. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Was it a WWII Russian spy greeting?

    Nikolai: It's Summer in Siam.
    Yuri: And the Moon is full of rainbows.
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    It doesn't rhyme!

    Pol Pot?
  5. Trembler49

    Trembler49 Veteran

    Portimao, Portugal
    Sounds like Tom Waits
  6. OP
    Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Fnnar is right; Maz was inventive and Trembler49 in the right, erm, field. rich p was just plain left field.

    I just posted this Thread as there was an article I just read about the Poet Laureate and about how it's a waste of space. I agree. Make something part of the establishment and it loses it's relevance.
  7. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    Whenever I walk I am poetry in motion. When I sit down, I am not poetry in motion.
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    When I sit down, sometimes my bowels are in motion! And it's seldom 'slow'! :sad:
  9. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Otley, west yorks
    poetry is most certainly not dead. If you can only find in dry librarys thats a shame.
    Simon Armitage is a poet who is funny worldly and thoughtful. Theres a poem of his 'killing time' a part of which deals with the columbine high scool shootings. I think it may be the best thing written in this country in the last 25 years poetry or otherwise.

    Cope has done some terrific stuff, (Wendy not Julian)

    and yes you're right there are some fantastically poetic lyrics, Difford and tillbrook possibly the best english songwriters for years, some of the artic monkeys stuff shows promise and i think there is a distinct possibility that school children 200 years from now will be studying MM's lyrics.

    So no poetry isnt dead, its just like people who cycle in the gutter, we dont always notice. can anybodys life be made worse by having poetry in it?

  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    With that thread title I though it would be a clip of Vicky riding her bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Poetry is dull.

    And for people too lazy to write proper stories :sad:
  12. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    I write both poetry and stories, I'll have you know. But the poetry is far more successful.
  13. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    That's because people are too lazy to read your proper stories :sad:
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