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Friday, 6 April 2018 15:12:18

Friday, 6 April 2018 15:12:18

Gathering thoughts for a post-Easter poem.  Summer Term...?  Suggests warm days and open neck shirts but I suspect there may be woolly socks and hoodies still in use.

 



Borneo Lament

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:31:32

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:31:32

So, with a chorus, and a replacement for line 5, this will be my song.

 

I’m back from Borneo

Where the sun is hot

In afternoon and morn-eo

And the rain comes down-eo

From dusk to dawn-eo

 

When the trees are shorn-eo

And the branches torn-eo

The wild life goes

In beautiful Borneo

 

Where the orangutan-eos

Will be forlorn-eo

As the palm oil trees

Wave in the trees

But give no ease

To these old or newborn-eos.

 

When the trees are shorn-eo

And the branches torn-eo

The wild life goes

In beautiful Borneo

 

As the forest goes

So grow the woes

Of all of those

Whose claws and toes

Depend on trees

And undergrowth

 

When the trees are shorn-eo

And the branches torn-eo

The wild life goes

In beautiful Borneo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Borneo

Friday, 23 March 2018 14:30:48

Friday, 23 March 2018 14:30:48

Perhaps a chorus would be suitable for a poem / song like this.  I'm also reminded of the Dr Seuss story 'The Lorax' which has a brilliant ecological message.

Still thinking....

 



Borneo

Monday, 19 March 2018 17:14:56

Monday, 19 March 2018 17:14:56

As the forest goes

So grow the woes

Of all of those

Whose claws and toes

Depend on trees

And undergrowth

I am tempted to mention the slow moving sloth but as it’s not native to Borneo it would be confusing – and an example of how a rhyme can distort meaning.

But I will continue and pick up the -eo like this:

When the trees are shorn-eo

And the leaves branches torn-eo

The wild life goes

In beautiful Borneo



Borneo

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:35:42

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:35:42

Back from my jaunt to Sabah in Borneo where I wrote one sonnet and made lots of notes but had little time for calm composition. Of course everyone wants to know about wildlife, especially the orang utans.  My first jottings come out like this:

 

I’m back from Borneo

Where the sun is hot

In afternoon and morneo

And the rain comes down-eo

In torrents and …..

But where the orangutanios

Could be forlorn-eo

As the palm oil trees

Wave in the trees

But give no ease

To these creatures, old or newborn-eos.

 

 

 



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