Saturday 5th June 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on June 5, 2021 by bishshat

Friday 4th June 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on June 4, 2021 by bishshat

Soldier’s Things

Tom Waits

Davenports and kettle drums
And swallow tail coats
Table cloths and patent leather shoes
Bathing suits and bowling balls
And clarinets and rings
And all this radio really
Needs is a fuse
A tinker, a tailor
A soldier’s things
His rifle, his boots full of rocks
And this one is for bravery
And this one is for me
And everything’s a dollar
In this box

Cuff links and hub caps
Trophies and paperbacks
Its good transportation
But the brakes aren’t so hot
Neck tie and boxing gloves
This jack-knife is rusted
You can pound that dent out
On the hood
A tinker, a tailor
A soldier’s things
His rifle, his boots full of rocks
Oh and this one is for bravery
And this one is for me
And everything’s a dollar
In this box

Thursday June 3rd 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on June 3, 2021 by bishshat

Eli Wallach

While quietly waiting
For coffee and Clifford
I sat alone at a shabby sheik table
Contemplating a sketch
Or a line of verse from yesterday
Then the bandidos arrived
There were maybe twenty of them
They rode on wheeled horses
They threatened the motorists
I was scared and literally
I began to tremble
They wore face masks
They wore shades of every style
They were clad in lycra
Brightly coloured and clinging
It carried the marks of the bandit gang
They wore clomping shoes
And they headed for the cantina
The small counter was swamped
I swore I saw Eli Wallach
Shaking I tried to order our beverages
Before they rearranged the furniture
Clifford arrived
The bandits made a terrible din
Creating chaos as they dragged chairs across the gravel
Their garb and raised voices stopped my thoughts
And I sat quiet and still at our table
After a while thankfully they left
Returning the tables and chairs to normality
The shoes clattered out across the gravel
And they left town carrying their booty
I was happy to see them go
Lockdown has been hard on me
And to venture out is a test
In a Long Marston coffee shop
Out of the way
The Wellesbourne wheelers
Surprised my day

Bish June 3rd 2021

Tuesday June 1st 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on June 1, 2021 by bishshat

Departure

Graeme Edge

Be it sight, sound, smell, or touch,
There’s something inside, that we need so much.
The sight of a touch, or the scent of a sound,
Or the strength of an oak, with roots deep in the ground.
The wonder of flowers, to be covered, and then to burst up,
Through tarmac, to the sun again, or to fly to the sun
Without burning a wing; to lie in a meadow
And hear the grass sing; to have all these things
In our memory’s hoard, and to use them,
To help us, to find……

The June children

When the clear sun shines
And spring turns into summer
The poppies are still burning
Then June children come
Their souls are colourful
In the eyes lies a rainbow
Sadness is always fleeting
In the world of June children
While many are calculating
Guided by self-interest
Some play the game fairly
These are the June children
Friends find them easy
And they share their joy
To wonderful adventures
June children are leading you
Your pain will be touched
Irresponsible they are not
Children of June will help
If you get in trouble
If life pressures you
If loneliness torments you
And you feel like entertainment
Look for the June children!

Stefan Stanimirov 9th June 2018

June children

June children love to play in the sun
Their imaginations run wild
Creativity is their gift
As a June Child
We fly amongst the stars
And travel to Venus and Mars
As our feet never touch the ground
They are a joy to be around
I shalt not lie
I’m glad that I was born when the sun was shining
And never did I feel the cold Arctic chills as some infants do
But felt the warm winds of summer coming on my skin
And still today I feel joy as the seasons change from winter to spring
When everything is green
And pretty daffodils start to bloom
June is my favourite month for sure
The dread of winter is far behind as I walk in the sun today
Soon I will celebrate my birthday
And the day will soon be forgotten except to my dear mom in heaven
I bless the day I was born.

Gina Marie

Monday 31st May 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on May 31, 2021 by bishshat

A Poem on his Birthday

In the style of Dylan Thomas

Is it over?
Is it really over?
Yesterday I saw a hare race away in the field
Today the boys will be in town
They will come here
I scurried quickly to Tesco and Hobby Craft
As our cupboards were bare
I went early to miss the onslaught of the crowd
Lockdown is over for thousands of people
Visitors descended in hoards towards Bills Mothers
The gloom of all May Turned today
To a heat that required sun cream
My nerves got the better of me
And I paced up and down
I need not have worried so
For the boys were delightful
They turned a horrid cold wet month into a beam of joy
Happily they played and called my name
On our walk they held my hands
The field was baked and a cake likewise awaited our return
With candles and a tune to hold off my pains
The love they gave me was much needed
For June 1st 2020 to June 1st 2021 was unforgiving

Bish May 31st 2021

Thank you Kayleigh Oliver Noah

Sunday May 30th 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on May 30, 2021 by bishshat

The Happy Rishikesh Song

The Beatles

All you need to do is say this little word
I know it sounds absurd but it’s true
The magic in the mantra will give you the answer
And swallow this that’s all you gotta do

Everything you need is here
And everything that’s not here is not there
And if if there’s something missing in this God almighty plan
Could it be you need a woman?

All you need to do is say this little word
I know it sounds absurd but it’s true
The magic in the mantra will give you the answer
Just swallow this that’s all you gotta do

Everything you need is here
But everything that’s not here is not there
And if there’s something missing in this God almighty plan
Could it be you need a woman?

Well all you need to do is say this little word
I know it sounds absurd but it’s true
The magic in the mantra will give you the answer
And swallow this that’s all you gotta do

Take three times a day after every meal

All you need to do is say this little word
I know it sounds absurd but it’s true
The magic in the mantra will give you the answer
And swallow this that’s all you gotta do

Saturday 29th May 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on May 29, 2021 by bishshat

What Three Words

This covers our house, shed and greenhouse

Scatter Herds hospital
Workbench witless groups
Elbow stitching offhand
Fittingly poodle measures
Backward hero chainsaw
Masterful stunts shunts (Sue Bedroom)
Grandest midfield spreading (Toilet)
Zest worry establish (John Bedroom)
Supreme joked contour (Shed)
Agrees qualifier stranded (Shed)
Hourglass awesome steer (Shed)
Haggis dragon slanting (Shed)
Twinkling butlers brass (Greenhouse)
Bracelet Headliner germinate (Greenhouse)

Bish 29th May 2021

Friday 28th May 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on May 28, 2021 by bishshat

A piece of rock from South Georgia where Shackleton and Frank Wild have their graves.

Thursday 27th May 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on May 27, 2021 by bishshat

Where Once Poe Walked

Eternal brood the shadows on this ground,
Dreaming of centuries that have gone before;
Great elms rise solemnly by slab and mound,
Arched high above a hidden world of yore.
Round all the scene a light of memory plays,
And dead leaves whisper of departed days,
Longing for sights and sounds that are no more.

Lonely and sad, a specter glides along
Aisles where of old his living footsteps fell;
No common glance discerns him, though his song
Peals down through time with a mysterious spell.
Only the few who sorcery’s secret know,
Espy amidst these tombs the shade of Poe.

H P Lovecraft

Garden today White Crab Spider I have never ever seen one of these before.
The flower crab spider is one of 27 species of crab spider. The flower crab spider can alter the colour of its body to match its surroundings and to hide from prey. It is not as common as other types of crab spider.

Tuesday 26th May 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on May 26, 2021 by bishshat