A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby David » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:39 pm

I was walking on Greeba,
I was walking on Slieau Ruy,
I was thinking about Barrie Haughton,
that good old boy;
a Lakeland sage, a scholar,
a grumpy old sod
with a wicked sense of humour
and a bone to pick with God.

The wind was from the east,
it was blowing fresh and strong;
we could barely stand up
but our heels were heather-sprung;
our hearts were sad and weary,
as they often are,
but we still hoped for one last drink
in The Well Rope Star.

Notes
Once, your heels
were heather sprung - A Very Pulmonary Poem

I'll moor my boat
to the Well Rope Star:
drink with the barbarians. - Eden Valley
AND
"David - What a belting name for a pub - The Well Rope Star, I never thought of that."
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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby Oskar » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:31 pm

An affectionate tribute, much enjoyed by me. Loved the Barrie bits woven into the tapestry. Your last two lines provide a satisfying highlight.

Your first two lines reminded me of Walking in Memphis

Then I'm walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis...


Right, I'm off to drink a quantity of German beer.

Thanks, David... and cheers, Barrie.
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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby Elphin » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:13 pm

Neatly woven sir.

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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby Lake » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:03 am

Thanks David.

A very Barrie poem indeed.

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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby Sharra » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:28 am

Beautifully done, I thought the last 2 lines were a great ending.
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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby David » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:32 pm

Thanks folks. We're all saying our own thing in our own way. That's just as it should be.

Cheers

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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby BenJohnson » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:04 pm

a Lakeland sage, a scholar,
a grumpy old sod
with a wicked sense of humour
and a bone to pick with God.


Lovely lines, just as they should be.
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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby twoleftfeet » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:36 pm

Thanks, David, for making us smile - no mean feat at this time.
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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby David » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:46 pm

Cheers, Geoff. This is not as good as some of the other tributes - not as good as your own, certainly - but I wanted to do something.

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Re: A Barrie poem - with footnotes!

Postby juliadebeauvoir » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:19 pm

Who knew that his Pulmonary poem was so close to home? I always thought he was writing about someone else.
but we still hoped for one last drink
in The Well Rope Star.


David, I wish I had a drink with him too. I'll miss seeing his little spider all lit up in blue, saying 'online'.

Cheers,
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