Sunday, 11 December 2011

Sunday Review

Philip Challinor almost topped and tailed a week that started out with Positive Notes before fading into a season of myths and fallow usefulness with Douglas Polk's An American Autumn.

Newcomer to Poetry24, Tim Waldron, debuted with Rage. Tim's poem deals with the plight of those who have risen up in the face of what seemed hopeless, while Lavinia Kumar's moving account of those living in New Jersey's 'Tent City', deals with the difficulties of the homeless.

Another poet, new to this blog, came to us with a question, "Whatever happened to the heroes?" Kieren King was responding to claims by some archaeologists that graffiti drawn on a wall by former Sex Pistols frontman, John Lydon, is comparable to Paleolithic cave art.

Philip Challinor explains the story behind Well Fair, with this response, "The original has been in my head for a while now, for no reason I can discern except possibly as a counter-earworm to Jingle Bells, so I thought I'd get thoroughly into the modern Christmas spirit by flogging the parody of a dead horse."

Well, Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, so it seems appropriate to include this extra offering from Lavinia Kumar, as proof that Scrooge is alive and well, and living in the guise of Newt Gingrich.

WHAT THE DICKENS?

Now this is the season of Grinch
When everyone’s feeling the pinch
So poor kids must clean up schools
They need to mop up after rich fools
Says Gingrich the maker of each GGRIINCH.

© Lavinia Kumar

Have a great week, and don't be shy about getting those poems to us.

Martin.

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