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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    I am sure that's Big yellow taxi by Joni Mitchell, didn't Melanie do a version as well?
    You're probably right Mr.Buckle. JM would be favourite I think.
    If i post a comment on a "WIP", LOOK! I'm a reader that's all, and i can only tell how i feel, as a READER, giving/offering feedback. Hoping to learn and grow here. So please, tell me where i'm going wrong.

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    Look! I'm trying, okay?

    One can but dream, if only i had dared.

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    Alas, i am weak.

    I must find a way to Eastbourne and i so wish that i could dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petergrimes View Post
    Typical small brained southerner, always stereotyping everyone. Bloody Liberal Elite. Well I've got news for thee. Being dead clever like I've solved how we can get rid of London forever. See there was this thing called Brexit and it was like a divorce and we had to pay Europe loads of money. But they're bigger and richer than us. It's like they've got to keep the car and we got nowt in return. Just an abstract concept (whatever that means). I say we take Alsace Lorraine or Aquataine (Eleanor wouldn't mind) they were ours anyways and we could move London over to French Land or Disneyland Paris or whatever its called nowadays. Dig a tunnel to it. There see, I've solved Brexit and London. Now we just need to worry about those Nationalists with a socialist agenda and nuclear weapons north of the border. Socialist Nationalists, I don't trust em.
    Cheeky bu**er - I'm 50% Yorkshire and 50% Cornish - Metropolitan southerner indeed!
    A man in possession of a wooden spoon must be in want of a pot to stir.

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    Mr Bloggsworth,

    please allow me to humbly apologise, I hadn't realised you were a mongrel . The source of my displeasure was solely directed at Mr Buckle, southerners, the SNP, Euro Disney, Morris Dancers and Welsh Male Voice Choirs (although I realise i never mentioned them in previous post). I am shortly about to embark on a holiday, a very rare occurence, to Gorran haven, I dearly hope that my disingenous nonsense comments will not preclude me from being allowed to enter the county. Sorry for hi jacking your thread. All the best PG
    'I don't know what I'm doing'

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    We used to go to Gorran Haven in the Spring bank holiday when the kids were young, had some great times there. Dunno if the beach cafe is still there, they used to do a great crab sandwich, thirty years ago.
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    A whole swathe of entertainment, all sorts of lengths, all sorts of stories, all with that 'Olly' twist.

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    I used to go every summer. It will be strange going back. I'm very much looking forwards to it. I first went when I was 3 or 4 so I too would have been their over 30 years ago. I'm staying in a house for a week. Its got internet so you'll probably hear about it. No doubt I'll end up putting some dross in the poetry workshop about the sea. Cheers Olly. much appreciated PG

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    Quote Originally Posted by petergrimes View Post
    Mr Bloggsworth,

    please allow me to humbly apologise, I hadn't realised you were a mongrel . The source of my displeasure was solely directed at Mr Buckle, southerners, the SNP, Euro Disney, Morris Dancers and Welsh Male Voice Choirs (although I realise i never mentioned them in previous post). I am shortly about to embark on a holiday, a very rare occurence, to Gorran haven, I dearly hope that my disingenous nonsense comments will not preclude me from being allowed to enter the county. Sorry for hi jacking your thread. All the best PG

    Talking of Peter Grimes, Benjamin Britten was president of our school choral society in sunny Suffolk - He autographed his photo in my Letts Schoolboy's Diary in about 1960.

    My mother came from West Looe, which is where we lived in the second half of the 40s - Jeez I'm old...
    A man in possession of a wooden spoon must be in want of a pot to stir.

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    Mr Bloggsworth,

    you are, to my knowledge, the first person who has ever made the connection on the whole of WF (I actually live on Curlew River) - despite my mentioning it in my hello message (although I assume not many read those). I read somewhere that he actually based the Opera on a poem! Which is weirdly fitting since I started writing poetry since I joined WF. To be honest I don't like Opera but I like the Sea Shanties from Grimes and I've gradually built up some knowledge of it from when Radio 3 and Classic Fm play Opera concurrently (should be a law against it). I do like Britten though, the Interlude in Ceremony of Carols sticks in the mind just now. I don't know much about him though, but much more now thanks to you. Cheers much appreciated. I suppose that car you drive must feel quite modern to you. Good innings, keep churning out the runs. All the best PG
    'I don't know what I'm doing'

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    Lovely imagery! I could hear it and smell it. You made me think of how grateful I am that I got to experience the world before cell phones, networks and internet.

    One observation. The title doesn't seem to match. What am I missing?
    Sometimes in the waves of change we find our new direction...
    - unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    One observation. The title doesn't seem to match. What am I missing?
    See the second post, first line of the last verse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    See the second post, first line of the last verse.
    Ahh...of the poem. I enjoyed the narrative so much I didn't do my research on the inspiration!
    Sometimes in the waves of change we find our new direction...
    - unknown

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