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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Withnail, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    "The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

    And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
    Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
    Lift not thy hands to it for help -- for It
    Rolls impotently on as Thou or I.”


    The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam
     
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  2. Noah

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    LAZY WIND by John Kett

    I'm the on'y one on Cromer pier this February day,
    An' what they call a lazy wind is whippin' up the spray;
    That lazy wind, that crazy wind,
    From icy seas come tew yer,
    Tha's jus' tew lazy t'go round, an' so that go clean trew yer!


    There's waves a-roarin' up the beach, wi'foam a-flyin' high,
    An wicket sheets o' bitin' sleet come swirlin' orf the sky.
    Ah, yew may try t'hide away,
    That wind'll still git near yer,
    An' when that dew, that go right trew - ah, tha's enough t'fleer yer!


    The sea come crashin' on the stones, there's snow there on the sand;
    The wind get wuss; tha's now a gaale, an' I can hardly stand-
    That bitin' wind, that fightin' wind,
    Thas healthy, so they say, bor;


    There in't no germs on Cromer pier, tha's blew 'em all away, bor!

    Just for those looking to holiday in Norfolk
     

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