28.7.17

Alternative Fads

Follow the Yellow Brick Road,
Exhorts the Myriad Media Toad,
As if thought of the Red Brick Road's a sin.
Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!


credit: Independent



24.7.17

For Every Well-Off Household

Etiquette demands
Special fish forks and fish knives.
And for bean-burgers?

Or does this work better?

Etiquette requires
Special fish knives and fish forks.
But veggie sausages?

22.7.17

The Puck Stops Here

Dame Margot Fonteyn,
For only one sport felt no disdain.
She admired the charm, grace and poise
Of those professional ice hockey boys.

or do you prefer

Dame Margot Fonteyn
Was a great fan of the quatrain,
Which makes it deuced hard to
Compose for her a Clerihew.




19.7.17

Twinkle Toes

Rudolf Nureyev
Knew better than Our Kev.
A Russian High Lift does not deploy
Ballet lovers to the gods at the Bolshoi.


or do you like


Rudolf Nureyev
Made a mean Chicken Kiev.
Slow-baked, we heard;
It wasn't the Firebird.


credit: BBC



15.7.17

Moto Gizzi

Gizzi Erskine
Might now never wear ermine.
But her jellied stoat
Would bring a lump to many a throat.



credit: ibsan73


3.7.17

Childhood Memories II

John Noakes
Was just one of them blokes
With no fear of heights
Or any Blue Peter pet what bites.


credit: BBC

or do you prefer

John Noakes
Astonished the young folks
From the cross-trees of HMS Ganges
To ironing Valerie's singlet, hun' (and dungarees).


credit: BBC

or perhaps

John Noakes
Would have loved it, folks!
The chance to interview Johnny Depp;
He'd have huzzahed "Get down, Shep!"



R.I.P. John Noakes (6 March 1934 – 28 May 2017)