Summer is here and...

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Summer is here and...

Postby Antcliff » Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:56 pm

Summer is here folks. And whilst I am all for serious workshopping and high literary ambition, I do think this can be consistent with a certain light heartedness. Imho we could do with lightening the mood around here a little. It is perfectly okay to muck about a bit.

Or quite a lot.


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Re: Summer is here and...

Postby ray miller » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:08 pm

Whilst I've no objection to high jinks and japery, my own special plea is that we ought to be more patriotic on this poetry forum. I look in vain for the stirring ballads of our great days when giants like Kipling bestrode the earth. Where are the flag-waving emojis? Where the paeans to the Queen's hat? We must rouse ourselves, gentlemen!
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I contemplate such bitter stuff.
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Re: Summer is here and...

Postby Antcliff » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:50 pm

Where the paeans to the Queen's hat?


Ah, yes. The hat...suddenly some remoaners are born-again monarchists.
Makes me wonder whether we have ever had an overtly patriotic poem posted at PG. You are right, Ray. Where is the Light Brigade et al?
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