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#207200 - 09/19/12 11:30 AM ---cute ditty.
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Found this cute ditty and thought I'd share it:

Metabolism

It’s a very odd thing –
As odd as can be –
That whatever Miss T. eats
Turns into Miss T.;
Porridge and apples,
Mince, muffins and mutton,
Jam, junket, jumbles –
Not a rap, not a button
It matters; the moment
They’re out of her plate,
Though shared by Miss Butcher
And sour Mr. Bate;
Tiny and cheerful,
And neat as can be,
Whatever Miss T. eats
Turns into Miss T.

– Walter de la Mare
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#207201 - 09/19/12 12:10 PM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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It's tens of years since I last saw this one, Luke. I had quite forgotten it. It really is neat - neat as Mis T herself!

Thanks for bringing it back to mind.
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#207202 - 09/19/12 12:38 PM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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It had been decades since I last saw it as well. Fun to remember.
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#207267 - 09/23/12 05:03 PM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I've been searching for another rather cute and amusing poem, which had escaped me, but now I've found it. It's by Gavin Ewart.

Miss Twye.

Miss Twye was soaping her breasts in the bath
When she heard behind her a meaning laugh
And to her amazement she discovered
A wicked man in the bathroom cupboard.


Edited by Rhubarb Commando (09/23/12 05:09 PM)
Edit Reason: typo
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#207297 - 09/24/12 11:29 AM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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I remember that one as well, did we go to same
library or something???
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#207313 - 09/24/12 05:57 PM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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I have three volumes of Comic and Curious Verse - perhaps you have some of these?
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#207316 - 09/24/12 06:04 PM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Nope! must have read it somewhere else.
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#207319 - 09/24/12 06:07 PM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Volumes quoted, above, are anthologies so, by definition, all the contents appear elsewhere.
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#207322 - 09/24/12 06:10 PM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Sure 'nuff. Anthologies. I have a couple, but don't think
they are in there. Probably some of the schools in which I
taught, if not university library, searching for something
and ran across them, and copied them. Could be in a file
in a file cabinet somewhere, I have about 5 of them, drawers
full.
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#207325 - 09/24/12 06:14 PM Re: ---cute ditty. [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Know what you mean! Mine are on the bottom two shelves on one wall of my study - the other four re books, as are several other shelves on the other walls. I must have a clear out - - - - one day.
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