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by Jonnie Falafel
Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Pete Seeger R.I.P.
Replies: 9
Views: 1741

Re: Pete Seeger R.I.P.

Let's raise a glass to a long life well lived. Sleep tight Pete Seeger.
by Jonnie Falafel
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Scraping The Barrel (A Villanele)
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Scraping The Barrel (A Villanele)

Thank you Cate. Very kind. :)
by Jonnie Falafel
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Scraping The Barrel (A Villanele)
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Scraping The Barrel (A Villanele)

I'm sure all your friends will agree You're mining the sofa for change, You're scraping the barrel with me. It's really not you, it's totally me, I'm odd, queer, peculiar, strange, I'm sure all your friends will agree. You know there are plenty more fish in the sea, Don't plumb the depths it's derr...
by Jonnie Falafel
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: New Songs & Rarities
Topic: I've Got a Little Secret
Replies: 24
Views: 14985

Re: I've Got a Little Secret

Source:

"I've got a secret
I ain't gonna tell
I'm going to heaven
In a split pea shell"

Shake Sugaree - Grateful Dead/Dylan etc.
by Jonnie Falafel
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Clock Watchers In The Woods
Replies: 13
Views: 2421

Re: Clock Watchers In The Woods

Yes Lizzie, I've witnessed people with dementia whisked away to prevent eembarrassment too. So if there's an ambiguity here, I think it should stand. :D
by Jonnie Falafel
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Absolute Need
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: The Absolute Need

Thanks Cate. And thanks for the message. I've PM'ed you.
by Jonnie Falafel
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Absolute Need
Replies: 2
Views: 993

The Absolute Need

Owls hoot in the oaks the jasmine is heady, I look from the window and watch them together scoop the moon from the shimmering surface drunk & unsteady, I almost believe we'll be happy forever I'm 54 and I'm ready. I almost believe we are marked, we are blessed, so I'm keeping the vigil to honour the...
by Jonnie Falafel
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Clock Watchers In The Woods
Replies: 13
Views: 2421

Re: Clock Watchers In The Woods

Cate, that's exactly how it was in my mind. The impetus came from my own embarrassment as a boy when I declared my cousin Barry "sexy" because he wore an open necked shirt! Of course I had no idea what this meant, but I knew from adult reaction I'd said the wrong thing!. It stays with me to this day...
by Jonnie Falafel
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Choices
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Choices

So the majority of the population would have understood me! That's what I get from too many Hollywood movies! I did this poem because I know some of my others need a bit of commitment to get to the end... Hope you are well and thanks once again for reading. :D
by Jonnie Falafel
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Choices
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Choices

Twenty brands of cornflakes
On the supermarket shelf.
A myriad minor choices -
"But is there something else?"

Sixty flavours of jam,
A hundred kinds of pop.
Tons of trivial choices -
But only one place to shop.

(US readers, Pop is soda!)
by Jonnie Falafel
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Bob Dylan's paintings on show.
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Bob Dylan's paintings on show.

Blimey ... it would be the only reason one might ever drag me to the great temple of doom that is the totally inappropriately named Backwater!
by Jonnie Falafel
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Clock Watchers In The Woods
Replies: 13
Views: 2421

Re: Clock Watchers In The Woods

I can see now there's an ambiguity there that I must correct somehow! I can see how you arrived at that conclusion.... The subjects are granny and grandson... it's the grandson who draws attention to what Grandma said to the embarrassment of his parents and those assembled.. out of the mouth of babes!
by Jonnie Falafel
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Clock Watchers In The Woods
Replies: 13
Views: 2421

Clock Watchers In The Woods

A poem about embarrassment & Alzheimers Cloth ears? Her ill fitting teeth? What did granny just gabble at the gathering? The voice above the rabble Stopped the chatter and the babble, Granny said there are cock suckers in the woods. Everyone looks nervous, coughs and shuffles, muffles giggles. Talk...
by Jonnie Falafel
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: For A Second I Forgot
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: For A Second I Forgot

Oh Lizzy, I just read your revision of your post. Spooky... One draft contains the word "paradigm"!!!
by Jonnie Falafel
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: For A Second I Forgot
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: For A Second I Forgot

Thanks again for the comments Lizzy. I feel like I've been writing verse since infancy. About 26 years ago I did a writing course (just one semester) and what I really got out of that was a better understanding of how poetry works, but more than that I got an audience of critics that helped me refin...

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