May 2013 Poetry Competition

Ocean, river, pond or stream,
WATER is the central theme.

Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Entries by midnightish on Thursday 23 May

Thank you.

27 thoughts on “May 2013 Poetry Competition”

  1. Do you take water with yours, PapaG? 🙂

    Btw, while you are here, you have not had a chance to set the CW competition. It’s been on my mind. Not sure if Management or other Charioteers are keen (or you for that matter!) but just thought I’d mention it if you would like to take it further.

  2. Bilbers, I’m delighted to see you have more than doubled your average annual comment count on a single day! Such verbosity becomes you, innit? 🙂

  3. I suppose you think that’s funny, Janus.

    Luckily for you, I did too! 🙂

  4. Good .evening. Excellent to see a Bilby on the ‘Honours’ board and well done you!

    papaguinea :

    Bilby – my choice is a malt, Laphroaig or Lagavulin preferred; sometimes with a trickle of water!

    No, no, no, PapaG. Drinking Laphroaig or any other of those peaty island malts is like swallowing grappling hooks soaked in iodine. Give me a smooth Speyside malt any day. Angels crying on your tongue and all that.


  5. I’m sure you wouldn’t PapaG, nor would I. 🙂 Glen Grant is one of my favourites as is Glen Morangie, but I can’t be doing with the peaty, island varieties.


  6. My unworthy effort:-


    When you are in the States and ask for water,
    They look as if you were the devil’s daughter.
    Two countries separated by a common tongue
    Some say poo, some say dung.
    If you want a drop of haitch two oh
    You have to say it loud , just so.
    Just say you would like some “waarder”
    Which you must rhyme with “larder”

  7. Nice one FEEG. No doubt inspired by your recent westward trip.

    Bilby, I’ve not poeted in a while but I’ll try and dredge something up for you. 🙂

  8. That would be lovely, JW, if you have an inspired moment. No pressure though! 🙂

  9. theroyalist :

    Nice one FEEG. No doubt inspired by your recent westward trip.

    Bilby, I’ve not poeted in a while but I’ll try and dredge something up for you. :-)

    Thanks, but no, it is a phenomenon I have noticed over many trips to the States. When Mrs FEEG asks for a glass of water in the States, the waiter normally looks dumbfounded, and when my American daughter in law visits Blighty, the waiter looks similarly dumbfounded when she asks for a glass of waarder!

  10. The plumber, quite a nice young man,
    Turned up one morn to change our can.
    He said, “I’ll be an hour or three.
    Just nip behind that bush to pee.”

  11. I fear Da Judge may be in schtuck
    (Let there be zero umbrage took)
    The 23rd is wot she blogged
    But maybe she’s just waterlogged.


  12. Midnightish on 23rd, O Hasty One! So, by my marsupial reckoning I’m only a day late sortofish 🙂

    This evening …. perhaps.

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