So Long, My Love

Free bird

So long, my love. The world can’t wait to meet you.
Love tires, enough, and they all so want to complete you.
I knew you then when all was well in our ken.
And I see now how it was time not our love that was broken.
 
 
Take care, of you. As I did when you were sleeping.
Please just slip through. My grip is weak when I’m weeping.
In a state of alarm I did harm keeping you safe in my arms.
You should have flown alone and painted the sky with your charms.

Now go, my dear. I have no right to hold you.
Be strong, don’t fear, it’s all just as I’ve told you.
You thought me kind, mind, all I said was to blind.
Now please fly free, see, I am there close behind. 

Under the duvet

Under the duvet
When the world is too much
And your drive has been driven,
When you’ve tired of the rush
And no more damns can be given,
When your snowman is slush
And Santa’s sleigh has been ridden,
There’s just one place that you stay,
Hidden under the duvet.

Its fabric is warm
And its crevasses dark.
You won’t hear the storm
Nor the song of a lark.
There’s no need to perform,
No feat to bench-mark.
There’s no wrong thing that you say,
Hidden under the duvet.

So grab a torch and a teddy-bear
And a well-thumbed book.
Block the door with a chair,
Take the phone off the hook.
Leave your cares elsewhere,
Thumb your nose, cock a snook.
Draw a veil over to-day
With me under the duvet.
 

The house that Jack built

The house that Jack built

Jack spied some land overgrown and squalid
On a road of rich houses high and solid.
‘Twas the garden of a cottage squat and horrid.
The house that Jack built.

To the elderly owner he did proffer
A few measly pounds to take the land off her.
Else someone would trip and sue, and try to rip off her.
The house that Jack built.
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Sound not found

Soundhound

Tried to find the name of a tune that’s driving me mad by humming at Soundhound song recognition app. One suggestion was “No idea” by a Japanese singer and another was “Speak my language” by the Cure.

I think it’s being sarcastic.

Knot Telling’s Sexagenadvent

Knot Telling

On the eighth eve of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
An eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.
 
On the seventh eve of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
Seven bowls of Jewish chicken soup
and an eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.
 
On the sixth eve of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
Six lives saved by the IJM
Seven bowls of Jewish chicken soup
and an eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.
 
On the fifth eve of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
Five pics of Commander Chris Hadfield’s moustache!
Six lives saved by the IJM
Seven bowls of Jewish chicken soup
and an eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.
 
On the fourth eve of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
Four inspirational quotes by Malala
Five pics of Commander Chris Hadfield’s moustache!
Six lives saved by the IJM
Seven bowls of Jewish chicken soup
and an eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.
 
On the third eve of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
Three kind actions by Pope Francis
Four inspirational quotes by Malala
Five pics of Commander Chris Hadfield’s moustache!
Six lives saved by the IJM
Seven bowls of Jewish chicken soup
and an eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.
 
On the second eve of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
Two thoughtful blog posts
Three kind actions by Pope Francis
Four inspirational quotes by Malala
Five pics of Commander Chris Hadfield’s moustache!
Six lives saved by the IJM
Seven bowls of Jewish chicken soup
and an eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.
 
On the eve of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
One grammar quiz
Two thoughtful blog posts
Three kind actions by Pope Francis
Four inspirational quotes by Malala
Five pics of Commander Chris Hadfield’s moustache!
Six lives saved by the IJM
Seven bowls of Jewish chicken soup
and an eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.
 
On the day of sexagenadvent
Knot Telling brought to me
Friendship, wit, and wisdom
One grammar quiz
Two thoughtful blog posts
Three kind actions by Pope Francis
Four inspirational quotes by Malala
Five pics of Commander Chris Hadfield’s moustache!
Six lives saved by the IJM
Seven bowls of Jewish chicken soup
and an eight-shaped lizard coloured in most carefully.