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Monday, 25 April 2016

P for Poetry

Poetry.

As many of you dear readers may be aware, that I have a Penchant for Poetry and in Particular, nonsense rhyme and Limericks.

 Amongst some of my favourite writers is Lewis Carroll, who wrote the 

quite amusing, and sometimes bizarre tales of.........

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.




 During one of  her encounters she meets up with a Mock Turtle who's  involved in a silly song /dance called The Lobster Quadrille.. 


Alice with the Mock Turtle and a passing Griffin.



The Lobster Quadrille. (AKA The Mock Turtle Song)





"Will you walk a little faster?

 said the whiting to the snail,

 there's a PORPOISE close behind us,

 and he's treading on my tail.


I see how eagerly the lobsters all advance,

 they are waiting on the shingle,

 Will you come and join the dance?


 Will you, wont you,

Won't you join the dance?


 You really  have no notion,

 how delightful it will be,

 when they take us up and throw us,

 with the lobsters out to sea!

 But the snail replied, 

 " Too far,  too far,"

and gave a look askew-





Said, he thanked the Whiting kindly,

 but he would not join the dance.

 Would not, could not,

 would not, could not,

Could not join the dance ! 


I can't tell you how relieved I am to have finished this  piece about 'nonsense'  POETRY.... After four attempts to get the.....

'Will you, won't you' texts in,  my usually most efficient PC decided to erase them and half of the pictures, so it has taken me two days to put it right, Now I am having feelings of doubt about my chosen subject....Blahh...Blahh..                                     Darkened room is now required !

 Sincere thanks to the PAR EXCELLENT  Denise for devising ABCW.

 and to Roger the PARAGON  of virtue and knowledge, who keeps the 'show on the road'. Last but not least the team of  helpers who, week after week, support Roger in his administrations on our PANASONIC  site !

Best wishes to all

from Di. xx

ABCW team.

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29 comments:

  1. lovely post Di... i love poems to, i write lots of them...even had some published a few years ago...

    Take care, have lots of fun and be well.

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    1. Thanks Melody,
      I look forward to reading some of your poems,
      some day soon !
      Best wishes,
      Di.xx
      ABCW team.

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  2. Sorry you had such a challenge getting your post written up. It is a great intro to the letter P and I appreciate your efforts. I took your lead and published a post on poetry, too!

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    1. Hello Ellen, good to hear from you, you are always so supportive.
      I've still made a bit of a 'Pig's Ear of it'!
      will be over to see you offering when I've sorted the 'Pig's Ear' out!
      Love Di xx

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  3. Thanks for doing this. It DID come out quite well!

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Roger, I realize now that one of the integral characters The White Rabbit seems to have
      hopped off!
      Is it too late to edit again ?
      Di xx

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    2. As long as you're working away from the Linky code, sure!

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  4. What a cute post. I like reading poetry too.

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    1. Thanks Karin,

      Di abcw team.

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    2. Your poetry choices are just superb, Di. And I have just the idea of a gift to bring you from Canada...sshh...you will have to wait and see. "big smile"

      Leslie
      abcw team

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    3. Thanks Leslie but I lost the bloody white rabbit and alice and her sister reading on the river bank. roger said I could edit it but I'm too tired now,,,early night for this young/old lady !! zzzzng...
      love Di xx

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  5. I love poetry also! I loved this posting Di with all the cute pictures.

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  6. Hello Nora,
    thank you for your kind words, especially that I messed it up!
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  7. That gold snail is kinda scary. Nice post peppered with P's!
    And for me now this week, P is for Passover/Pesach.

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  8. I love Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" too. I believe writing quotes is sometimes more difficult than writing your own text, because you don't want to misquote someone. Blessings!

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  9. My favorite Lewis Carroll poem is "The Walrus and the Carpenter."

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  10. After all these difficulties it came out very nice ! 3 years ago I have seen Alice's shop and birth place !

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  11. Pleasant preface, perfect for "P"!
    My "P" is for POETRY also.

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  12. Poetry is phenomenal!
    My P stands PARKLANDS POND

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  13. A preponderance of poetry. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great intro!
    My "P" is for "POMEGRANATE"

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  15. And "P" for POINSETTIA. Thanks for hosting.

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  16. Poetry posts are always enjoyable!
    I still like to create poetry when the need strikes me, I only post it over on Instagram however since it is very random and mostly about Squirrels!

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  17. Di, I loved this piece of poetry nonsense. I'm glad you continued onward. Silly snail. He would've enjoyed the dance if he only had dared.

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  18. Great poem from the classic 'Alice in Wonderland." Pictures and the narrative are excellent.

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  19. amazing one.

    http://composetosmelltherose.blogspot.com/2016/04/abc-wednesday-p-is-for-payne-county.html

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  20. I love poems. The Lobster Quadrille brought back some memories of a time at Uni. My friend and I were walking to class and there was someone following us closely. I remember saying to her "Will you walk a little faster? said the whiting to the snail, there's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail".

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  21. Thank you all again for your lovely comments, they are most appreciated.

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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