Choosing a poetry book

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Choosing a poetry book

This even sounds pretentious
but, I've heard her name before.
She uses lots of long words,
yes, I thought so, Radio Four.

I like the look of this, though
inside the profane language
is enough to put me off
my cheese and pickle sandwich.

There's stunning imagery in this,
his book's in with a shout,
let's be really honest though,
what the heck's he on about?

This looks mmm, promising,
full of simile and metaphor,
worth a little browse,
removal of my sweater for.

This girl, with plain cover
is all about the birds
and bees in graphic detail,
and pictures too, my words!

With reference to the classics,
this chap is very clever
and would make a good impression
if I wanted to, however

here's one, been misplaced
hiding in the section, Various,
a snip at twice this price
and the poetry is hilarious,

18 Comments on “Choosing a poetry book

  1. LOL! Stunning bit of rhyming. Particularly giggled at metaphor and β€œremoval of my sweater for”. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. I like this. There are many things to like about poetry but they don’t always all arrive in the same package. πŸ™‚ You have to pick the poetry that speaks to you. It’s not always easy.

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    • Worms, Do you find that your mood guides your preference? I always look forward to Hobbo’s poems because there’s always (at least) one piece that will make me grin or smile or laugh. There are far too few joys nowadays. I think I need that reminder to humour still’s alive, that it’s not all death, disease, grief and terrorism.

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      • Absolutely. I enjoy Hobbo’s poetry for the same reason And yet I don’t attempt much humourous poetry myself and I don’t only like humourous poetry. But in movies I almost always go for light and cheerful because I can’t stand to come away after 1.5 hours feeling grimmer than when I started.

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      • I don’t attempt it myself either, mostly because my sense of humour doesn’t translate well into print. As for movies, no horror and gore, not much on romcom or silly, but I like mystery and action, tales with proper endings. I’m hoping to see the new Bond movie.

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      • With you on this, absolutely. I’d choose entertainment and escapism every time. There are too many bad things going on without the need to constantly remind ourselves! πŸ‘πŸŒΉ

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      • Death, disease, grief and terrorism, now there’s a list to strike fear into the heart of a humourist! Seriously, I agree 100% that mood can affect choice and preference. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘
        BTW thanks for the feedback.

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      • So true. You know, Miz Quickly had a challenge where you had to pick a line from a favourite song as a title for a poem. I was pretty disappointed in the lyrics of a lot of songs I initially went to.

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      • One of my favourites is ‘I’m not scared anymore,’ by Chris de Burgh.
        It’s a very positive love song, but would probably translate to a miserable poem! πŸ˜‚

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