G and I were trying to remember the proper words to this on the way home last night. I Googled the poem and it turns out he was far closer to it than I was:
It was an evening in November,
As I very well remember,
I was strolling down the street in drunken pride.
But my knees were all a-flutter,
And I landed in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
As I lay there in the gutter
Thinking thoughts I could not utter,
A fair colleen passing by did softly say
"You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses" ”
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.
I was looking for a recipe and happened on a forum, which had this poem:
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
Isn't that great?
I love that Brightspark!
I was looking for a verse to free-hand embroider, I'll have use that one!
I wish I could do the pig poem Shereen, but I don't know if I could do something that long, I'm still a beginner.
All right, enough messing around, I have to get to work¦
If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!
Edward Monkton is brilliant. My admiration for "his" work is only slightly undermined by knowing he's the same guy who was "Purple Ronnie".
Other classics include the Deadly Donkey: "Beware the deadly donkey falling slwoly from the sky, you can choose the way you live my friend, but not the way you die"
and one of his musings on Love, which goes something like
"I love, cherish and respect you for the unique and wonderful person you are.
Except when you're being REALLY annoying"
and the ever pertinent "where are we going", which is along the lines of
A: Where are we going?
B: I don't know, I thought you knew?
A: No, I don't Know. Perhaps he knows?
B: No, he definitely doesn't know.
A: I hope it's nice when we get there.
Intolerance will not be tolerated.
Michelle you can always print off the poem onto a fabric made for inkjet printers and then incorporate that into an embroidery
See this link about the guy - Giles Andreae - behind the characters Edward Monkton and Purple Ronnie
.... and this one:
The Butterfly of Freedom.
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