The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:29 am

eddie wrote:OK, here's another:



Notre Dame to Hyde Park is a bit of a stretch. scratch

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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  eddie on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:24 pm

pinhedz wrote:Notre Dame to Hyde Park is a bit of a stretch. scratch

I dunno, call yourself a Welshman...

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:17 am

pinhedz wrote:Notre Dame to Hyde Park is a bit of a stretch. scratch

...and the answer is...

Dylan Thomas - The Hunchback In The Park

The hunchback in the park
A solitary mister
Propped between trees and water
From the opening of the garden lock
That lets the trees and water enter
Until the Sunday sombre bell at dark

Eating bread from a newspaper
Drinking water from the chained cup
That the children filled with gravel
In the fountain basin where I sailed my ship
Slept at night in a dog kennel
But nobody chained him up.

Like the park birds he came early
Like the water he sat down
And Mister they called Hey Mister
The truant boys from the town
Running when he had heard them clearly
On out of sound

Past lake and rockery
Laughing when he shook his paper
Hunchbacked in mockery
Through the loud zoo of the willow groves
Dodging the park keeper
With his stick that picked up leaves.

And the old dog sleeper
Alone between nurses and swans
While the boys among willows
Made the tigers jump out of their eyes
To roar on the rockery stones
And the groves were blue with sailors

Made all day until bell time
A woman figure without fault
Straight as a young elm
Straight and tall from his crooked bones
That she might stand in the night
After the locks and chains

All night in the unmade park
After the railings and shrubberies
The birds the grass the trees the lake
And the wild boys innocent as strawberries
Had followed the hunchback
To his kennel in the dark.

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:00 am


...Hey Eddie, I've hi-jacked this for the poetry thread Very Happy

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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:13 pm

blue moon wrote:
...Hey Eddie, I've hi-jacked this for the poetry thread Very Happy

You're very welcome.

The second set of clues (above ^) refers to a short prose work, the style of which ought to indicate the author:

One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.





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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:58 pm

...Hey Eddie it is......A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas...?

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:09 pm

..............poem...........


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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:19 pm

blue moon wrote:...Hey Eddie it is......A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas...?

cheers cheers cheers

Sit back and enjoy fellow Welshman John Cale's take on the story from his 'Paris 1919' album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9IKnVVRsmk
A Child's Christmas in Wales- John Cale.


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Post  eddie on Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:27 pm

blue moon wrote:


..............poem...........

Moony, all I'm getting here is two red squares inside two boxes, plus an unlikely amount of computerspeak when I click on "Quote".

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Post  Guest on Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:56 pm


...I think I've fixed it ^

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:08 am

Elizabeth Smart's "By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept"...?

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:17 am


...oh dear Eddie...way off base.

....However, in my defence, I do have a friend visiting and my mindset has become somewhat more tawdry than usual.

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Re: The Peg-leg and the Parrot: ATU's literary game

Post  eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:20 am

Clue?

EDIT: Hang on, is this the "orgasm in the restaurant scene" from...can't remember the name of the movie...?

If so, I dunno...Euripides' "The Bacchae", perhaps?

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Post  Nah Ville Sky Chick on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:28 am

eddie wrote:Clue?

EDIT: Hang on, is this the "orgasm in the restaurant scene" from...can't remember the name of the movie...?

If so, I dunno...Euripides' "The Bacchae", perhaps?

Is the movie When Harry met Sally? Not sure if that helps.

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:48 am


The movie is 'When Harry met Sally'

...er...I did say it was a poem...

it's LITERAL... Embarassed

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:22 am

Joan Plowright, watching from a nearby table, then says to the waitress: "I'll have what she's having." Laughing

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:48 am

Since there are TWO pix of the event, I'll guess it's Yeats' "The Second Coming". Very Happy

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:03 am

Easy one, this time:





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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:46 am

eddie wrote:
blue moon wrote:


..............poem...........

Moony, all I'm getting here is two red squares inside two boxes, plus an unlikely amount of computerspeak when I click on "Quote".
Is this any better?





How about this?


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:46 am

If not--there's always youtube.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:51 am

eddie wrote:Easy one, this time:





Obviously the "First Time Cuckold" collection of naughty stories.

Unless, of course, it's "The Time of the Cuckoo" by Arthur Laurents.

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:10 am

eddie wrote:Since there are TWO pix of the event, I'll guess it's Yeats' "The Second Coming". Very Happy

cheers cheers cheers

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:15 am


...one flew over the cuckoo's nest?

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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:24 pm

blue moon wrote:
...one flew over the cuckoo's nest?

cheers cheers cheers


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Post  eddie on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:26 pm




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