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The Nation's Favourite Comic Poems: A Selection of Humorous Verse
by many | Poetry
Registered by Phoenix-Flight of Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands on 3/10/2009
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Phoenix-Flight): permanent collection


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Phoenix-Flight from Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

9 out of 10

From the cover:
"This wonderful anthology contains some of the nation's all-time favourite comic verse. From much-loved classics such as Lewis Caroll's curious 'Jabberwocky' to lesser-known and forgotten gems such as Gelett Burgess' 'The Purple Cow, Griff Rhys Jones takes us on a poetic tour of the witty, the nonsensical and the plain laugh-out-loud funny.

The selection brings together poets from every age and every walk of life, from Shakespeare to Victoria Wood and from Keats to Benjamin Zephaniah. There is Roald Dahl's cunning variation on 'Little Red Riding Hood', Spike Milligan's brilliantly ridiculous 'On the Ning Nang Nong' as well as several entries from the ever-elusive Anon, including the delightfully succinct 'Peas'.

Remembered, half-remembered, cherished or written on a tea towel, here are some of the riches that add up to the nation's favourite comic poems."

Two small examples, there are much longer poems in here as well.

'The Purple Cow'
By Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)

I never saw a Purple Cow
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.


'Wishes of an elderly man, wished at a garden party, June 1914'
By Sir Walter Raleigh (1861-1922)

I wish I loved the Human Race;
I wish I loved its silly face;
I wish I loved the way it walks;
I wish I loved the way it talks;
And when I'm introduced to one
I wish I thought What Jolly Fun!


This is a ring book, who's reading:

-Rubberchicken
-boekenxnl
-Plinius
-Moem
-you?
-back home please.

 


Journal Entry 2 by Phoenix-Flight at Bookring, Book Ring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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Aan Rubberchicken meegegeven, de ring is onderweg! 


Journal Entry 3 by Rubberchicken from - Ergens in de provincie, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, March 22, 2009

8 out of 10

A nice little book full of sniggers to cheer up a sunday afternoon. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingboekenxnlwing from Son en Breugel (incl. Son, Breugel), Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Friday, April 03, 2009

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Vandaag in de post ontvangen. Dank je Rubberchicken voor het sturen terwijl je het zo druk hebt met de voorbereidingen voor Nieuw Zeeland. Dank je Phoenix-flight voor het ringen.
Dutchbrit is al in het boek begonnen. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingboekenxnlwing from Son en Breugel (incl. Son, Breugel), Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Saturday, April 04, 2009

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just read through this and really enjoyed it. A lot of them made me laugh. I will PM the next one on the list and will post it as soon as I have the address. Thanks. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingboekenxnlwing at controlled release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Sri Lanka on Monday, April 06, 2009

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Dit boek gaat morgen via de post naar de volgende lezer. Veel plezier. Het hele gezin heeft van dit boek genoten.

Ik zie zojuist dat er staat dat het naar Sri Lanka gaat, sorry het is gewoon een Bookcrosser in Nederland die dit boek kan verwachten. 


Journal Entry 7 by Plinius from Schiedam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, April 09, 2009

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gisteren in de post, dank je boekenxnl! Ik kan hiermee mijn verzameling gedichtjes die ik op les gebruik aan vullen. En er ondertussen zelf van genieten. 


Journal Entry 8 by Plinius from Schiedam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Monday, May 04, 2009

8 out of 10

It took me some time as I kept forgetting to copy the poems I needed. And I was glad to find an old favourie again: Talking Turkeys. 


Journal Entry 9 by Plinius at Mailed to fellow bookcrosser, Postal Release -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 04, 2009

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in the mail to Moem 


Journal Entry 10 by wingMoemwing from Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands on Tuesday, May 05, 2009

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Looks like jolly good fun.
I suspect Stoneshop may enjoy this, as well.
Thanks for making it into a ring, and thanks, Plinius, for mailing it to me.
 


Journal Entry 11 by wingMoemwing from Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands on Friday, September 18, 2009

7 out of 10

After allowing ample time for potential new participants to come forward *cough* it's time for this book to go back home.
I enjoyed many of the poems in it, while some others left me cold; but with such a large and varied selection, that's not really a problem.

Below is, however, a poem that wasn't included, while I think it should have been.


THE FAT BUDGIE - John Lennon

I have a little budgie
He is my very pal
I take him walks in Britain
I hope I always shall.

I call my budgie Jeffrey
My grandads name's the same
I call him after grandad
Who had a feathered brain.

Some people don't like budgies
The little yellow brats
They eat them up for breakfast
Or give them to their cats.

My uncle ate a budgie
It was so fat and fair.
I cried and called him Ronnie
He didn't seem to care

Although his name was Arthur
It didn't mean a thing.
He went into a petshop
And ate up everything.

The doctors looked inside him,
To see what they could do,
But he had been too greedy
And died just like a zoo.

My Jeffrey chirps and twitters
When I walk into the room,
I make him scrambled egg on toast
And feed him with a spoon.

He sings like other budgies
But only when in trim
But most of all on Sunday
Thats when I plug him in.

He flies about the room sometimes
And sits upon my bed
And if he's really happy
He does it on my head.

He's on a diet now you know
From eating far too much
They say if he gets fatter
He'll have to wear a crutch.

It would be funny wouldn't it
A budgie on a stick
Imagine all the people
Laughing til they're sick.

So that's my budgie Jeffrey
Fat and yellow too
I love him more than daddie
And I'm only thirty-two. 


Journal Entry 12 by Phoenix-Flight from Apeldoorn, Gelderland Netherlands on Sunday, September 20, 2009

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En het boek is weer thuis! Bedankt voor het meelezen allemaal! 


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