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Old 13.10.2016, 18:35
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Re: Your Favourite Poems

An extract from a poem written in honour of the playboy journalist Taki Theodoracopulos for his 80th birthday - mainly of interest for a certain detail which someone on this forum will, I'm sure, be more than happy to explain:

When just a pup, you were quite a slayer,
In the Davis Cup, a demon circuit player.
And it was on the courts you saw white lines that might
Go straight up your nose, keep you on your toes,
And up all night.
And in Gay Paree, or any city you were bored,
You’d call Odile or Zsa-Zsa, Joan Collins or
Ava…
Or Madame Claude.
You’re the top, you’re the sum of glamour.
And you were, even in the slammer,
And your yacht, HMS Bushido,
Does a lot, for your male libido,
You’re the fare at a Pug’s club dinner,
You’re as rare, as a Claremont winner.
At the end, when you meet your maker,
You’ll see your friends. All those sweet dictators,
As you kneel to pray, the Lord will say…



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Re: Your Favourite Poems

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Old 09.11.2016, 22:47
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Re: Your Favourite Poems

Something we talked about today..

"When I am old".

http://www.barbados.org/poetry/wheniam.htm
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Old 09.11.2016, 23:11
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Re: Your Favourite Poems

In light of today's developments, I find this very meaningful ... Carpe Diem.

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

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