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For Mike and Mrs Mike – married today and for all wedded people . .

SONNET 116    William Shakespeare Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no; it is an ever-fixed mark, … Continue reading

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Once Bitten? The Pest

 The PEST      W Rus Darling       (best to read it aloud) Oh ye,  wha in your oors o ease, Are fashed wi golochs, mauks an flees,   bothered with beetles, maggots fleas Fell stingin wasps an bumble bees, Tak tent o … Continue reading

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Gaudeamus Igiter The Students Song

Hear it on Youtube    www.youtube.com?v=XrZ041XhCOI Gaudeamus igitur, Juvenes dum sumus; Post jucundum juventutem, Post molestam senectutem Nos habebit humus. Let us therefore rejoice, While we are young; After our youth, After a troublesome old age The ground will hold … Continue reading

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Teashop? Coffeeshop?

IN A BATH TEASHOP           John Betjeman “Let us not speak, for the love we bear one another- Let us hold hands and look.” She such a very ordinary little woman; He such a thumping crook; … Continue reading

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Hamish – St Andrews Cat About Town

  Hamish  –  St Andrews Cat About Town When I was born A green-eyed ginger kitten, I was the bold one, the pick of the litter.   But I grew up.  Next life, lord of all In a house in … Continue reading

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Henry V rallies his men   try to watch the whole speech at                                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikynTH9oJg8 Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; … Continue reading

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Who’s in the right?

Ethics for Everyman        Roger Woddis Throwing a bomb is bad, Dropping a bomb is good; Terror, no need to add, Depends on who’s wearing the hood. Kangaroo courts are wrong, Specialist courts are right, Discipline by the strong, Is  fair … Continue reading

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He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven   Aedh is a character from Celtic myth Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light … Continue reading

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Valentine

February 14th. St Valentine’s Day Valentine Not a red rose or a satin heart. I give you an onion. It is a moon wrapped in brown paper. It promises light like the careful undressing of love. Here. It will blind … Continue reading

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Quien Muere Pablo Neruda (four verses only) with translation

Muere lentamente quien se transforma en esclavo del habito, repitiendo todos los dias los mismos trayectos, quien no cambia de marca, no arriesga vestir un color nuevo y no le habla a quien no conoce. Muere lentemente quien no voltea … Continue reading

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