Thursday, March 07, 2013

CDLXXIV - A Charming Fellow




A Charming Fellow

A fellow felt quite destitute
When told charm was not his strong suit.
To see what he could do
He bought a book on Hindu
And a cobra and a small wooden flute.

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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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67 comments:

  1. Delicate little blossum!

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    1. I'm getting the picture.

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    2. If sleeping becomes a problem, I can recommend a counsellor.

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  2. Um. Are you sure this is a good idea?

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    1. No. Not really but if I don't link to a hub who's going to read it?

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    2. It's on the internet - all sorts of people.

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    3. If I asked them all to send me a dollar, how much would I get?

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  3. I feel your pain. This poems reeks of unrequited stuff that should by all accounts be requited. Isn't a sonnet normally longer than this?

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    1. You're not Irish are you? Or are you?

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  4. I am thinking that you are being my princely personage that is being eternally charming. Please be keeping the reptile out of my house.

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    1. I will keep the mice out of your kitchen...

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    2. And you will be keeping your snake out of my parlour or you will be sleeping in the shed that is being kept for the chaff.

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    3. No. I am meaning that chopped material of silage origins that is being kept for feeding animals of the low parentage and I am thinking that this is being a goodly place for you to be residing. There are also being rodents there presently that would be of much increased interest for your cobra.

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    4. And I would not be hearing your small wooden flute.

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  5. A cute poem and I love the comments.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thanks Dianne. Cheap therapy, perhaps.

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    2. Send him a bill, Dianne.

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  6. Well, that's one way to charm something!

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    1. What? Is there another way?

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    2. You are being a cause that is being lost in a most comprehensive manner.

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  7. Did you go the whole hog: turban and loincloth?

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    1. Yep. Unshaven. Cross-legged. Bad teeth. Drew the line at urophagia though.

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    2. Drinking your own urine.

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    3. Ah. So you're not taking the piss then?

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    4. A person who is wearing a turban is not being a hog of any proportion.

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    5. Pig don't wear turbans? I never knew...

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  8. Why would anyone want to charm a snake anyway?

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    1. True. And yet it happens.

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    2. Gastroenteritis happens but few choose it as something to do on a sunny afternoon.

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  9. Did it work?

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  10. One charms snakes in an attempt to get away from them alive. Not a snake fan AT ALL. Or wooden flutes come to think of it.

    Brilliant comments. Great post. Thanks.

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    1. I couls play melancholy airs on a harmonica...

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    2. Don't encourage him!

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  11. I shall not succumb to that fellow's charms!

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    1. Where's your sense of adventure?

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    2. There's nothing there to succomb to!

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  12. Feeling a bit fractured?
    Hope the cheap therapy worked?

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    1. Absolutely. I am beside myself.

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    2. In point of the facts that are being as they actually are, I am being of the understanding that he is being beside his selves.

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  13. Don't you mean 'his elves'?

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    1. I am being most admirably positioned to be know what it is that I am thinking. And I am thinking 'his selves'.

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    2. I am thinking this extended heat wave in Melbourne is getting to you :)

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    3. I am thinking that the goodly gentleman was being gotten to long before the arrival of the current elevated temperatures. But this is being a personal impression, isn't it?

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  14. Snakes are not stupid. To charm them you will have to show considerable dexterity with your embouchure ( of course I am referring to woodwind performance.)

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    1. Chortles and guffaws!

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    2. No, no, no. Deadpan indifference is the best response. Anything else just encourages him.

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  15. I find it impossible to resist his allure:)

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  16. It was the sight of those knee caps wot dun it!

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    1. Wow! You do have a strong stomach. I demand the Pixellation Manager from SBS always chunk them up - for the knee's privacy and my delicate disposition.

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    2. You should be proud of your knees..your best feature:)

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    3. Sancho's knees are too close to the ground. :-P

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  17. You know why that is...Stop! enough of that..back to flute practice and I'm off to confession.:)

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  18. Tsk.. our little exchanges have ired one of your regulars (aspiring French author,an old sombrero wearing nemesis of mine)to the extent of penning poisonous verse about us this week on dverse. Check it out for a larf. May be you could suggest some suitable therapy!

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    1. Fair bite of the pineapple donut - there's 100+ of the things. Can you be more specific?

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  19. Que son traviesos...wicked bugga!

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    1. Mi aerodeslizador está lleno de anguilas.

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  20. Ma che dici?

    Les anguilles ne sont pas dans ton aeroglisseur. Ils sont dans le bureau de ta tante, mon p'tit puce!

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