Shakesperian Heroes

From Pop Sonnets:


From David Bowie:

I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be Heroes, just for one day

And you, you can be mean
And I, I’ll drink all the time
‘Cause we’re lovers, and that is a fact
Yes we’re lovers, and that is that

Though nothing, will keep us together
We could steal time,
just for one day
We can be Heroes, for ever and ever
What d’you say?

I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim
Though nothing,
nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, for ever and ever
Oh we can be Heroes,
just for one day

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  1. kittycatkin

     /  18th February 2016

    I prefer Shakespeare’s Sonnets to David Bowie’s. I hope that the font and Roman numerals will not make anyone think that this was written by Shakespeare.

  2. Pickled Possum

     /  18th February 2016

    Don’t Worry KcK
    The font and Roman numerals didn’t fool me one bit 🙂

    Help is on the way.

    Grateful Dead .. what you got under your Hat. KcK

    • An error has occurred Possum @ 7:34 …
      Grateful Dead has STALLED … Just snow now …
      Too long maybe?

      @ PG – The world would be a poorer place had David Bowie become just another lanky football hooligan … Thanks for the video.

  3. Robby

     /  18th February 2016

    Thanks Pete, that site is most entertaining

  4. For your edification, apropos of nothing but this made me think of such:

  5. kittycatkin

     /  18th February 2016

    I fell madly in love with the Belloc when I was a Standard 2 child and my wonderful then teacher, Mr S, read it to us; I memorised it and can still recite it. It seemed enchanting in its imagery and rhyming….thank you for this ! My mother read poetry better than anyone, and I very much regret that the recording that I made has been lost. Where other children had nursery rhymes, we had The Oxford Book of English Verse (the Q ed. which I still love the best of all of them) and the great poets.My mother was bored by nursery rhymes, and read us what SHE liked, with the result that I loved poetry before I was old enough to read it (I was reading at 3, but not TS Eliot, Yeats and Tennyson-and all the others.

    Do you OWN these wonderful albums ? Er…I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten your address and where you keep the spare key 😀 When did you say that the house is empty ?

    • I have the Alec Guinness album! I can still remember hearing e.e. cummings “oh the sun comes up, up in the opening sky …” the first time. Fifty years later I still carry it with me.
      A number of the others off the album are on YouTube. “Strange Meeting” is my ANZAC Day poem.

  6. kittycatkin

     /  18th February 2016

    Don’t you love it when someone knows poems that you know ?

  7. Alec Guinness ‎– A Personal Choice is the album (Vinyl!). Auckland Library has a copy according to their catalogue.


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