I Wrote: An Oxford Comma Michaelmas cold chills bones Leaning away sideways creep Still the life growth not shown In repose feigning sleep. Hilary re- spokes the yearly wheel Starts a quickening from the floor Warmth slowly dissipates cold feel Blossoms make the pulses soar. Trinity brings the sultry, sweating summer air From green to purple the refiner Brings a legacy of fruit to pick and share Many thanks Victoria Regina . 25/8/'17 Ck. He Wrote : With People, So With Trees With people, so with trees: where there are groups Of either, men or trees, some will remain Aloof while others cluster where one stoops To breathe some dusky secret. Some complain And some gesticulate and some are blind: Some toss their heads above green towns; some freeze For lack of love in copses of mankind; Some laugh: some mourn ; with people, so with trees Mervyn Peake 1940- published in "Peakes Progress " 1978.
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"The Paper is breathless Under the hand And the pencil is poised Like a warlock's wand But the white page darkens And is blown on the wind And the voice of a pencil who can find?" ( From 'Drawings by Mervyn Peake ' Grey Walls Press 1949 ) I Wrote : The Mighty Parker The mighty Parker descended in a gentle, yet forceful drop meeting the paper with a damp kiss. travelling south producing a vertical line. A nanopause, then a flourish. I. Movement on a North East, South West axis until; M. Nanopausing, then the Parker movement is repeated until; M. Before the nib rests to inhale, vertical lines combine with horizontal branches until; E. Characters converse: " Hi i am I" "Hi I, i am M " "Me 2" "who is your paper mate?" I asked i be eeeee! " Can we get together?" I asked. " Great idea "
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Following on from last week, here are my predictions for football Leagues 1 and 2. League 1 Blackburn 7/4 Plymouth 14/1 Doncaster 10/1 Blackburn, hopefully having got their troubles set aside, should begin their long road back to respectability . They are a big club, with a proud history. Time to show their mettle. Plymouth were there and thereabouts in their promotion run last season. They only gave way to rivals Portsmouth on the last day, yielding top spot in part, thanks to a 6-0 drubbing of Cheltenham Town (oh dear! ). If they start well, they can make a bold show this season, at much better odds than Pompey. Taking a chance with Doncaster. They usually strip fit at the beginning of the season and are always hard to beat. Consistency is their watchword. Nobody will look forward to playing them towards the end of the season. Others to consider: Portsmouth; Wigan and Charlton. League 2