poetry pf header

 

 
home> poets>Anne Stewart

David Ashbee     about David      more poems

events listing

 

home button poets button features button

links button shop button about ppf button email ppf button

 

 

 

in collection Loss Adjuster, 2007,

bluechrome, ISBN 1-904781-57-8

 

Homage to Stanley

 (on the death of Stanley Unwin)

 

Gobble is dead. Long may she liver .

Never his gabble so much on the radiophobe

As today , when silence stuff his cleft palate

With its black dentifrice.

 

All we utter thus when bakelite spuddle

Steamified and scorchy

Make of our tongue a fat Q.

 

Only Mikhail Bent-tin spake so weasel

To little papoose that we had to

Stuff our mouth with hankerchives.

 

Stanley . A monicker to conjurbole.

Not he of the jungle hi-de-hi

Or jolly Fat Boy Slim .

Could he have got titter with gobble

Has his label read Wayne

Or JCB Donoval ?

 

I think not , seldom , never if sometime.

What’s in a monicker , you ask,

A rosyglow by any other,

Pongsweet balcony kiss and such.

Ay , there’s the rubicon.

 

And now from the gravyboat

We hear him everywhere.

 

All the speshy blandines of Mister Tony Blather,

All excuse why the price be wider ,

The tramcar conky , the gasbill kerpow ,

All sing to the strain of his loop-ole solfa,

All smack of Stanley now.

 

David Ashbee

 

last update:

David Ashbee photo

e-mail David
Ashbee

 

and in the shop ...
collection - "Loss Adjuster",
bluechrome

 


© of all poems featured on this site remains with the poet
site feedback welcome