and -- come on, let's kick Bob! -- the idea that Cameron is innocuous is...
words fail me
tyrant may not be the right word; but tyranny has many forms
the late eric mottram was very good on the shades and taints of tyrannies
having said wch i shall go back in *my cupboard
On Thu, September 15, 2011 18:27, Tim Allen wrote:
> I disagree - the way Patrick has done it makes the irony
> simultaneously present and absent - that's why for me it is such a good,
> and politically tender, little poem - but yes, Bob with his over-
> the-water cosy notion of our Brit queen and pm probably wouldn't
> understand that. If someone's view of the riots is based solely on our
> mainstream media's commentary then no, they are not going to appreciate
> this poem, however mild and teasing the irony is.
> I'll go back in the cupboard now.
> Tim A.
> On 15 Sep 2011, at 17:05, Douglas Barbour wrote:
>> if i take those final 2 words in each stanza as played in quotes
>> ironically then it's not so flat, Patrick. but i tend to agree with Bob
>> that being too obviously 'political' can lead to readings that simply
>> won't agree or enjoy…
>> On 2011-09-14, at 1:48 AM, Patrick McManus wrote:
>>> Arab spring
>>> Arab youth
>>> Arab uprisings
>>> applauded wonderful!
>>> British spring
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>>> British uprisings
>>> condemned terrible!
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