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    Friday Poetry Corner

    My Love
    Is like a red red rose
    That's newly sprung in June

    My Love
    Is like the melody
    That's sweetly played in Tune


    Robert Burns

    #2
    fluorine


    arsenic in calculators, mercury in felt

    hats, mad as a poisoned hatter

    pyrophoric undercurrent in mundane

    acts assume poison unless otherwise

    informed crowded alloys detect no

    health damage until generations later i

    brush my teeth with nuclear intensity

    the cavities i avoid destined for others

    fall into hazardous-waste piles up as

    i sleep smells though i don’t see it

    transported across oceans & into sad

    rural neglect how shiny my teeth are

    this cold crisp morning



    Rita Wong

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      #3
      I've started on an epic poem in the style of the great William Topaz McGonagall.

      It's called Coronovirus, but I've only managed fours stanzas so far. Feel free to add lines if you are gripped with poetic inspiration.

      Twas in the year of twenty twenty
      A time that will be remembered plenty
      That the world was stuck down by flu
      Of a type unkown as it was quite new

      It emerged in the city of Wuhan
      Where it spread from bats on to man
      And once it had taken hold
      It attacked all young and old

      From that part of Eastern China
      It spread itself wider and wider
      Passed on by coughs and sneezes
      And even by the gentlest of breezes

      And so by relentless circumnavigation
      It spread as far as the Caledonian nation
      The land of Sir Walter Scott
      Began to suffer quite a lot
      England's greatest sailor since Nelson lost the armada.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Uncle Albert View Post
        I've started on an epic poem in the style of the great William Topaz McGonagall.

        It's called Coronovirus, but I've only managed fours stanzas so far. Feel free to add lines if you are gripped with poetic inspiration.

        Twas in the year of twenty twenty
        A time that will be remembered plenty
        That the world was stuck down by flu
        Of a type unkown as it was quite new

        It emerged in the city of Wuhan
        Where it spread from bats on to man
        And once it had taken hold
        It attacked all young and old

        From that part of Eastern China
        It spread itself wider and wider
        Passed on by coughs and sneezes
        And even by the gentlest of breezes

        And so by relentless circumnavigation
        It spread as far as the Caledonian nation
        The land of Sir Walter Scott
        Began to suffer quite a lot
        Wonderful. I can't help with more stanzas, but feel it should end:

        And that was the end of man-snake-bat-flu.
        Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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          #5
          I have to confess it gladens my Heart to see other poets on CUK - now here is excellent musical ditty about COV19 - laughed ? I nearly died !!!

          YouTube Song for Dominic Cummings

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