Friday, August 30, 2013

Sláinte

Don't let me keep you
from fucking the world over,
but Seamus Heaney has died.
Just some old poet
guy with a funny accent
who wrote about stuff
in peoples hearts and minds.
Not serious things like
gassing and bombing
and killing, I know.
Some old guy
who looked between
and saw what was there
and reported back
so that we could ignore it
and buy another TV.
I think that it's
worth noting that he
bought Beowulf
back to life
and wrote of turnip snedding
in relation to life
but that's just me,
what do I know, poetically
Things I learnt from him, mainly,
though he was the man
and I am a boy.
Yeah,
sorry,
going on a bit.
He was a good guy.
You have to get back
 to your work, eh.

17 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

he
bought Beowulf
back to life
and wrote of turnip snedding
in relation to life


So he included turnip snedding in Beowulf?

Another Kiwi said...

I think it's a sub-text in there.

tigris said...

Sheesh, the fight with Turnip Snedding's mother was the scariest part!

Smut Clyde said...

I always confuse Turnip Snedding with Milton Keynes.

ckc (not kc) said...

...what did it cost to buy Beowulf back to life? (AFAF)

Another Kiwi said...

Pshaw! John Maynard was the only Keynes worth a bucket of spit.

Smut Clyde said...

John Maynard was the only Keynes worth a bucket of spit.

Having "John Maynard" as surnames somehow confers intellectual calibre. No-one knows why.

tigris said...

Milton Keynes mother couldn't fight for BEANS. Also: prenames. Or forenames, I'm not picky.

tigris said...

O Apostrophe, where hast thou gone? Jerk.

Another Kiwi said...

People gave Jaimie Keynes a hard time because she was purty. She was a good, classically trained wrassler.

Yastreblyansky said...

The fight with Jaime Keynes's mother was in Gawain and the Green Knight.

Yastreblyansky said...

Intellectual calibre and possibly classic mustache potential. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Woodworth

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

NO FIGHTING IN THE POETRY ROOM, PEOPLE!
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Another Kiwi said...

Mr. Thunder appears to be unaware of the robust nature of "Riddled Poetry: After Dark". Maybe his SUBS ARE IN ARREARS.

Smut Clyde said...

"Riddled Poetry: After Dark" is not for everyone, AK. Tamer spirits should probably stick to the staged bouts and scripted animosities of the WWF.

Scott Chansoder said...

Is being buried in a bog in Ireland racist or poetic?
I'm still coming to terms with his last words being a text from his deathbed.
Will he start a trend in bereavement blogging?

Smut Clyde said...

being buried in a bog in Ireland

TRADITION!