Gone Away ~ The journal of Clive Allen in America

Rhyme Time

My morning has been spent in assembling a desk for this computer. Amazingly, all went without a hitch and I can now convert from my rather ramshackle affair of two small tables supporting monitor and keyboard to something actually designed for the task.

It has meant that I have not been able to write anything today, however, but Harry reminded me of a little something that I wrote as long ago as 1968. This should keep the ball rolling for the moment - it is, after all, my one and only attempt at a poem that actually rhymes!


Oh deep in thy vegetable heart of matter
What humus thoughts grow thou
Tomorrow you feed on their rotting flesh
Though they may pluck thee now


Ack! He beats me again, dag-nabbit.

(but mine's longer, he snickers)

I don't do new year resolutions, but I might attend to one on my mind now.
Date Added: 04/01/2005

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Hey, it's the sum total of my achievements in the field of rhymes! Can't help having a soft spot for it... :D
Date Added: 04/01/2005

I hope "pithy" is a good word. Ali used it, smiling and saying, "Sorta like a plant."

Now I got to go look that up. :D
Date Added: 04/01/2005

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I know a joke about "pithy". But I better not tell it...
Date Added: 04/01/2005

I'm thinking "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" may have been based on a true story.
Date Added: 04/01/2005

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Tolstoy's book or the film by Spielberg?
Date Added: 05/01/2005

What ever happened to haiku?

I love them so much fettucine alfredo It pains me -- they've gone

Date Added: 06/01/2005

How did we get onto the subject of martial arts?
Date Added: 06/01/2005

Gone Away
Never been into haikus myself, Josh, but, if you're interested, go to http://hannah-the-feathered.blogspot.com/, click on Archives December 2004 and scroll down almost to the bottom. You'll find some there. :)
Date Added: 06/01/2005

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Very funny, Mad :P
Date Added: 06/01/2005

YES!!! I've finally done it.... three days of reading and reading and I have caught up with all of the blogs I follow, this being the last of them. Now, thanks to my new friend, Sharpreader, I am confident in my ability to keep up from here on out.
Date Added: 09/01/2005

Gone Away
Well done, Actress - a brilliant feat of stamina and determination! And glad you like SharpReader too.
Date Added: 09/01/2005

Thanks for the press, Cham :">. Just to let you know, I was born in '68.
Date Added: 17/01/2005

Gone Away
Ah, '68 was such a good year - Woodstock and everything else...
Date Added: 17/01/2005

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