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Thursday 4 October 2012, 10:29

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Condensation flooding down the windows, welcome to October 'in full effect' as the kids probably don't say anymore. A-leaf kicking we will go. Despite always being told that 'you don't know what's under there' I still find a heap of leaves an unmissable temptation. Similarly, a supermarket trolley. If the route to your car is on a slight incline, of course you have to climb on board and whizz past the more mature and sedate of the community! They may well tut but that extra 0.5 mph will send you on your way will a skip in your step. You might legitimately argue that the next step is to be one of those saddos who, on reaching venerable middle age, buy roller skates and pierce their nose. But that's what kids are for; fear of ridicule is a powerful thing.
Last night, post-show, and to Anthony Horowitz's book launch. Missed the speeches (though having Anthony on the show on Monday I feel I'm up to speed on that really) but the room was full of the great and good in publishing all discussing 'the future'. This means the collapse of bookshops and the power of online retailers and is the reason the drink flowed and much fun was had. Whatever happens, we need great stories and great storytellers and Anthony H is certainly one of those.
Tonight that master of the kitchen Nigel Barden whips up slow roasted rabbit with prunes, ale and chocolate. I just rang him for details and he's full of the joys of an autumnal pot roast-details tonight! And oldies please on NATIONAL POETRY DAY. You can of course look up what you suggested last time, I won't tell.
Have a fresh and invigorating Thursday. See you at 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Everyone

    Can't get the thought of roasted rabbit and prunes out of my head.............YUK!..........

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning again –


    Avoiding Johnny Tillotson -


    HOME THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD – Clifford T Ward


    LONGFELLOW’S SERENADE – Neil Diamond


    NOTHING RHYMED – Gilbert O’Sullivan


    DESIDERATA – Les Crane


    From Childrens’ Favourites - THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT – Elton Hayes

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    I have never eaten rabbit in my life - I have/had too many friends who have them as pets. Lovely blogger Sal for one...

    #NationalPoetryDayOldies

    SONNET - The Verve

    CLASSIC - Adrian Gurvitz

    POETRY IN MOTION - Johnny Tillotson

    MORE THAN WORDS - Extreme

    ROSES ARE RED MY LOVE - Jim Reeves (can we have Jim on DT two days running...?)

    DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE - Mamas and Papas

    ~X~

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning again

    I won't avoid POETRY IN MOTION -Johnny Tillotson

    I'll second Billie's HOME THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD and NOTHING RHYMED - two of my favourites!

    Work beckons!

    T x

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    Comment number 5.

    Oh, poohsticks - missed one that was on my list *waits patiently for 180 seconds to pass while someone else nips in and suggests it*

    ODE TO BILLIE JOE - Bobbie Gentry

    ~X~

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    Comment number 6.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and rebellious bloggers,

    When GoodChild#3 was younger and I walked with him to school, I would take great delight on whizzing back down the hill on his scooter. On the road. And in full view of other parents and children arriving. Natch. Gave me great pleasure to know that his classmates would go into the classroom and say “I just saw your Dad....” and imagine the look on his face. Happy days!

    #nationalpoetrydayoldies Well you have to start here:

    POETRY IN MOTION – Johnny Tillotson (had to look his name up!)

    HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK – Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    RHYTHM OF LOVE – Plain White T’s

    SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM – Grace Jones

    CEMETRY GATES – The Smiths
    “....Keats and Yeats are on your side”

    You say : "'Ere thrice the sun done salutation to the dawn"
    And you claim these words as your own
    But I've read well, and I've heard them said
    A hundred times (maybe less, maybe more)
    If you must write prose/poems
    The words you use should be your own
    Don't plagiarise or take "on loan"
    'Cause there's always someone, somewhere
    With a big nose, who knows



    Have we been here before? Goes off to investigate.....

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    Comment number 7.

    ..calms down

    WORDS - THE BEE GEES

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    Comment number 8.

    Posted over the page and immediately a new blog pops up!

    Good morning all - beautiful day here as well - the sun is shining brightly and "a gentle breeze is disturbing the leaves of the eucalyptus tree on the terrace" - well it is Poetry Day!!

    JW

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    Comment number 9.

    “I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree”

    TREES – The Platters


    For all the poetic imagery-


    “Because the world is round it turns me on”, “Because the sky is blue it makes me cry” etc


    BECAUSE - Beatles

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    Comment number 10.

    Hi again everyone on this lovely sunny, autumnal day

    POETRY IN MOTION ~ Johnny Tillotson

    RHYMES ~ Al Green (or) Etta James

    NOTHING RHYMED ~ Gilbert O'Sullivan

    WORDS ~ The Bee Gees

    POEMS, PRAYERS AND PROMISES ~ John Denver

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    Comment number 11.

    RHYTHM OF LIFE - Sammy Davis Jnr

    That's more than enough from me - work beckons...

    ~X~

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    Comment number 12.

    WORD UP - CAMEO

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    Comment number 13.

    POETRY IN MOTION - JOHNNY TILLOTSON must have been suggested

    NOTHING RHYMED - GILBERT O'SULLIVAN

    WORDS - BOYZONE suggested yesterday but still apt

    JW

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    Comment number 14.

    IF - Bread

    RYTHM IS GONNA GET You - Gloria Estafan

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    Comment number 15.

    Express Yourself - Madonna
    love Letters - Alison Moyet
    Mr writer - Stereophonics
    Read all about it - Professor Green
    read my Mind - Killers
    really saying something- - BAnanarama
    Sonnet - Verve
    The Riddle - Nik Kershaw
    These words - Natasha Bedindfield
    Written to reach you - travis
    Rime of the Ancient mariner - Iron Maiden

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    Comment number 16.

    #14 Ooh Billie, what a reminder

    IF -TELLY SAVALAS

    *runs and hides*

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    Comment number 17.

    IRON LION ZION - Bob Marley

    Well, it's a short poem!

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    Comment number 18.

    What about

    IMAGINE - JOHN LENNON

    JB

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    Comment number 19.

    Good Morning All;

    We seem to be suffering the condensation problem too... I need to get some of those things for the bottom of the window that soak it all up, or maybe an extractor fan.

    I do love Autumn, it's lovely to see all the different colours on the trees, and I may have kicked a few leaves in my time!

    Oldie suggestions...

    A BAD DREAM by KEANE (based on the WB Yeats poem 'An Irish Airman Foresees His Death')

    SUZANNE by LEONARD COHEN (a song and poem)

    LIVE WITH ME AND BE MY LOVE by ANNIE LENNOX (A Christopher Marlowe poem)

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    Comment number 20.

    ....needless to say, will be removing the radio that plays near the bunnies cages.

    Good Morning everyone, what a beautiful one too.

    I may just go for a paddle!

    Now whats the theme..... didn't get that far!

 

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