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My earliest poetic loves are what I now know to be comic and so-called nonsense verse. Examples include Edward Lear, Spike Milligan, most nursery rhymes plus Pam Ayres, Stevie Smith and Ivor Cutler. 152 more words

Ye Owly=Pussey=catte

The items below are for sale at Bonhams at impossible prices (as usual). I find it highly unlikely that the picture of the Owly=Pussey=catte can be dated 1846 like some of the others in the lot: for one thing Edward Lear never got to Egypt before January 1849, and he was there in 1867, when he probablydrew the other picture reproduced below. 646 more words

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Edward Lear & the Play of Poetry

At long last it’s out!

Williams, James, and Matthew Bevis, eds. Edward Lear & the Play of Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Here is the table of contents: 257 more words

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Jim Shorts - my first book

This isn’t a book for everyone. (I’m quite the salesman, aren’t I?) Inspired and influenced by the wordplayful writings of Lewis Carroll,¬†James Joyce, Edward Lear and John Lennon, … 674 more words


Dear Edward Lear I Love Your Birds

Dear Edward Lear
I Love Your Birds
by Jeredith Merrin

The Red and Yellow Macaw resplendent,
And clearly your puff-chested model,
Arching head over the arc of half-extended… 324 more words

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Jennie Feldman, The Grey Bird

No bright rhyme for this backward glare,
the oboe-squawk half throttled
with hindsight’s effort.
Barely, acrobatically, hanging on.
Is it in the way fear squiggles… 130 more words

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Jennie Feldman, The Black and White Bird

Lifted birdily out of the sober
quirks of sadness, not to be weighed down.
Forget the palette, the easel-hours stuck
sitting¬†like a petrified gorilla… 53 more words

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