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Post  kell on Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:57 am

Pike
Pike, three inches long, perfect
Pike in all parts, green tigering the gold.
Killers from the egg: the malevolent aged grin.
They dance on the surface among the flies.

Or move, stunned by their own grandeur,
Over a bed of emerald, silhouette
Of submarine delicacy and horror.
A hundred feet long in their world.

In ponds, under the heat-struck lily pads-
Gloom of their stillness:
Logged on last year's black leaves, watching upwards.
Or hung in an amber cavern of weeds

The jaws' hooked clamp and fangs
Not to be changed at this date:
A life subdued to its instrument;
The gills kneading quietly, and the pectorals.

Three we kept behind glass,
Jungled in weed: three inches, four,
And four and a half: red fry to them-
Suddenly there were two. Finally one

With a sag belly and the grin it was born with.
And indeed they spare nobody.
Two, six pounds each, over two feet long
High and dry and dead in the willow-herb-

One jammed past its gills down the other's gullet:
The outside eye stared: as a vice locks-
The same iron in this eye
Though its film shrank in death.

A pond I fished, fifty yards across,
Whose lilies and muscular tench
Had outlasted every visible stone
Of the monastery that planted them-

Stilled legendary depth:
It was as deep as England. It held
Pike too immense to stir, so immense and old
That past nightfall I dared not cast

But silently cast and fished
With the hair frozen on my head
For what might move, for what eye might move.
The still splashes on the dark pond,

Owls hushing the floating woods
Frail on my ear against the dream
Darkness beneath night's darkness had freed,
That rose slowly toward me, watching.

Ted Hughes

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Post  doug6364 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:18 pm

god it must of taken you ages Kell my ol m8 to type that out. good on ya for doing it.

sorry, but i never did get poems that dont ryme. i,m afraid i lost the will to live half way through reading. they just seem daft to me, but i do come from suffolk lol!

there was a young girl from Ealing, who ?????? all over the ceiling .............. anyway, we wont go there lol! lol! (thats not a poem though is it ? ).

I,m a Plumber, what do you expect ?? i,m obviously not edgikated like what you is ! lol!

isnt Ted Hughes that bloke off 3 2 1 years ago ? lol!

no offence intended Kell, just messing about.


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Post  matt859 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:41 pm

a pike is a fish wot has big teeth
small fish fear it, they swim beneath

its coat of green makes it look quite dapper
but watch the front end its a big snapper



Thats about my limit im afraid Very Happy
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Post  doug6364 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:05 pm

Matt, you are a poet and you know it !! lol!

does this count ??????????????

Mary had a little Lamb, she called it little Ralph, now its burning in the fields, because of foot and mouth ! lol! lol!

god i,m funny.............................arnt i ??? lol! lol! lol!


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Post  doug6364 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:12 pm

Mary had a little lamb, she called it little pike, one day she threw it in the air, it landed on a spike !! lol! lol!
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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:22 pm

Hmmmm.full stop

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Post  matt859 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:16 pm

Oh dear I think this thread is going to turn into a Mary had thread lol.

Mary had a little lamb
the midwife had a fit..........
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Post  doug6364 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:14 am

lol! lol!
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Post  stubbo on Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:52 pm

matt859 wrote:Oh dear I think this thread is going to turn into a Mary had thread lol.

Mary had a little lamb
the midwife had a fit..........
i wont even go there Very Happy
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Post  doug6364 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:27 pm

no offence intended Kell, just messing about. Very Happy
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Post  kell on Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:39 am

just trying to bring a bit of culture to the site and propagate a feeling of well being and harmony.
Very Happy lol!
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Post  doug6364 on Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:07 am

i,m about as cultured as a non cultured thingy do da Kell ! just a moron really lol!

i read educational stuff like..................angling times, the sun...... you can see where i,m coming from lol!

good on ya for trying though.
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