Saturday, July 17, 2010

Go away girl, go away


Go on then. Castray Esplanade, April 2010.

It can be good advice, that found above. I am endeavouring to work up my own poem inspired by the sign, but am struggling for an appropriate final stanza.

But it is today’s poem that I wish to praise. Spike gets buttonholed as a “funny man”, but he could turn out a fine bit of poetry or prose when required. I REALLY like this one, particularly those last two lines…
Goodbye S.S., Spike Milligan

Go away girl, go away
and let me pack my dreams
Now where did I put those yesteryears
made up with broken seams
Where shall I sweep the pieces
my God they still look new
There's a taxi waiting at the door
but there's only room for you

4 comments:

Magpie said...

I do really like this poem. Very nice.

Roddy said...

Another Byron in the making.
I have always been partial to a bit of Dorothea Mackellar. I love a sunburnt country.

Kris said...

It is a fine poem.

Roddy, you are a cliche.

Roddy said...

I agree. I am unique.