Reflections on that boy – poetry comp Feb

Soutie’s scientific treatise on the universe has driven me to introspective distraction, allowing waves of cosmic energy to stimulate my creative juices (n’ aw that) and producing this:

Reflection 1

The lady’s not for burning. ‘Heck!

Witch lady?’ you might think.

The Captain’s wife of course, you fool!

So chuck her in the drink.

Reflection 2

A logo’s meant for kerning. ‘Heck!

Is that to do with sweaters?’

Creative minds spend hours and hours

On spaces ‘tween the letters.

Reflection 3

Theย Russians were for spurning Lech

Walesa, Poland’s hero.

He played them at their lethal game:

Lech 10 – The Russians zero!

Reflection 4

The Gen’ral stood before Quebec,

His orders came from Pitt:

‘Go get them Frogs, young James,’ he said,

And prove that you’re a Brit.’


PS You never know, the Muse’s mirror might cast more weird images this way before 29th February.

Author: Janus

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18 thoughts on “Reflections on that boy – poetry comp Feb”

  1. The boy stood on the burning deck.
    The Captain did not care,
    “When all your clothes are burned”, he leered,
    “I’ll have your nethers bare”.

    Hat, coat, taxi!


  2. Blimey that was pretty quick, Janus.

    I could be wrong, because the discussion became very confusing, but I thought we were supposed to stick to the a-b-a-b rhyming scheme?

    Ah, but you have, well sort of! Very clever. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I said, sort of, Bearsy, because I noticed that the first line of each stanza rhymed, but please don’t ask me to translate that into a rhyming pattern because my maths is not up to it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Arrers, thank you!

    My rhyme scheme (x – a – y – a) was dictated by the Universal Mathematical Muse – and may prompt my disqualification. But that’s art, innit? A bit like a polymetric sonnet really.

    The painting is “The Battle of the Nile: Destruction of the Orient By Mather Brown”. Can you spot the boy who caused all this trouble?

  5. Low Wattage :

    Heโ€™s just a worthless little speck
    No use to you or me
    The pedants cried. โ€œWind in your neckโ€
    Heโ€™s our Apostrophe.

    This pedant asserts that the full-stop, or period if you prefer, following ‘cried’, should in fact be a comma. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Of course I stand to be corrected.

  6. The muse sat at his writing desk
    knocked out a verse or two
    Ignored completely all the rules
    on rhyming as laid down

    Some considered him a pest
    daring to be untrue
    โ€˜Itโ€™s art he cried donโ€™t be foolsโ€™
    he cautioned with a frown

  7. Soutie, g’morgen! A masterly work – with truth at its burning heart! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rime skeme: a – b – c – d – a – b – c – d !!

  8. Janus :

    Rime skeme: a โ€“ b โ€“ c โ€“ d โ€“ a โ€“ b โ€“ c โ€“ d !!

    I’m absolutely delighted that you noticed ๐Ÿ˜‰

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