Monday, October 04, 2004

Neither is the Horse

I’m reading a lot of poetry at the moment.
Here’s some very entertaining verse from a book I bought at the National Theatre bookshop.
It’s called Neither is the Horse and other poems
By Rory Motion
(Huddersfield’s legendary poet laureate)

Golgotha

And so I said to the assistant
“Do you sell crucifixes?”
And she said, “Yes…
Do you want a plain one
Or one with a little man on?”


Well, it made me laugh. More info here…
Neither is the Horse

Think globally, act locally
Think cosmically, act stupidly
- Rory Motion

14 comments:

Stan said...

That's great! And being in the retail business, I can see her point of view as well.

Stan said...

In fact, it's even funnier from her point of view. She can get away with ther! Ha ha.

Stan said...

In fact, it's even funnier from her point of view. She can get away with that! Ha ha.

michael said...

I used to love the progs. on radio 4 that Rory Motion did with another poet who's name escapes me for the moment. very funny. they are repeated occasionally late at night on radio 7.

Anonymous said...

You are cool. I like poets. They bring meaning to the world.

Anonymous said...

You are cool. I like poets. They bring meaning to the world.

michael said...

Fantastic echo on your blog Roger? I'd not really noticed it before.

The Reporter said...

:). Funny

Roger Stevens said...

Yes, the echo comes and goes

Roger Stevens said...

Yes, the echo comes and goes

Jaded said...

Have you ever read anything by Baxter Black? He's one of the great cowboy poets. My dad likes his work a lot so for his birthday I got him "Cactus Tracks and Cowboy Philosophy."

Roger Stevens said...

Baxter Black? Thanks Jaded - I'll seek him out.

michael said...

Baxter Black? Hey it's that echo again!

Roger Stevens said...

Baxter Black...