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Honfleur

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I'm planning a trip to Honfleur and remembered with delight that it is the birthplace of Alphonse Allais, noted French humorist. He was the first recorded person to compose a piece of music consisting only of silence. I'd like to dedicate to M. Allais my new book, "A History of Evidence-Based Politics", a complimentary copy of which readers of this blog will find attached.

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Future and Past

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We're all too busy

For reading history.

Besides it might teach us something.

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On Crossing the Rainbow Bridge (June 2016)

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I'm frightened of crossing the rainbow bridge.

Will someone help me down

On the other side?

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One Liner

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Philosophy. It makes you think. Suppose this is my last chance to joke about existence?




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One Liner

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 20 June 2016, 23:12

I can't help laughing at my attempts to cook pancakes. They end up all over the kitchen. It's my natural flippancy.

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Epitaph for an Egotist

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What me,

No longer be?

Hey,

No way!

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Alla Barnen

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Edited by Richard Walker, Sunday, 19 June 2016, 22:30

All the kids loved their mums. Except for Trude.

Well, dogs need food.


All the kids respected their ancestors. Except for Josh.

He felt his pets deserved some nosh.


All the kids loved their grans. Except for Joe.

He didn't want the police to know.




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Sunset Heron

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Sunset heron
I can tell.
You know where you're flying.

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One Liner

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All Dad's brothers had remarried. He told me in a sensitive way, with a lot of nuance.


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Love and Death

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Time conquers pain, it never conquers love.

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The Birds Around My Bed

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Don't go, said the crow

Stay, said the jay

Don't rush, said the thrush

Don't die, said the pie

Starting when, said the wren

Out of luck, said the duck

Gone. said the swan.



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Summer Moon Haiku

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When consulted, the Summer Moon

Agrees I've got over you.

A bit.

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Clerihew

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Giuseppe Verdi,

Was a big scaredy.

He only wrote Aida,

Because he saw a spaida.

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One Liner

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When they brought the finger bowl, I didn't know the etiquette. Luckily someone lent me a hand.

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One Liner

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I'll never forget old Ma Key. She was huge. Built like a tent.

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Pigosophy

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Edited by Richard Walker, Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 23:09

Cartesian pigs,

Don't wear wigs,

But according to our figs,

We have free swill.

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One Liner

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All the J's and L's were stolen. Luckily the police were on the K's.

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Wet Stream Haiku

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The vivid brightness of other beings.

I cry at their beauty.

Moor-hen.

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Watch out!

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My Sleep Monitor says I've been 

Asleep 95 hours.

Human failure.

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The Slowness of Time

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I'm glad

Time has

Slowed me

Down

Now I can listen to it

better,

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Wake Up, You Scholar

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Disgusting: a scholar

Snoring like a pig.

So   he    can't    hear   the   birds
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If I should vote

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If I should vote, remember this of me

That according to The Representation of the People Act (1983)

My vote is cast, and cannot be revoked by any earthly sway.

(Unless the Royal Mail loses it on the way.)



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Wet Flowers Haiku

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Old man, don't expect
More than the scent of wet flowers
This summer night.
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The Reverse Domino Effect

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One person picks themself up from the ground

And someone close by sees, and does the same.

Dusts themself down, and carries on.


A third picks up the same idea:

Defeat is not defeat; and copies yet again

The resolution they have seen before.


And so it carries on; one act of courage

Can be infectious in a chain, and at the end

We all may rise again with pride.



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The Grave's a Lonely Place

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 6 June 2016, 22:23

"I fancied you".

"I never knew!"

"I never said."

"And now I'm dead."

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