Treasure Island

Diane Hine

(25 July 1956)

Dear Diane, (caudate sonnet)


What's up at work? Still at loggerheads?
and how's that girl you said would never last,
whose crying sounds like wet thumb rubbed on glass?
You tried to help; GET OVER IT, you said.

Just because Pusscat shat in his flowerbed
and Bonaparte is gay and likes to bark,
that's no cause for the man next door to carp.
LIVE and let LIVE, you said (he's so ill-bred) .

Verity thinks you're self-absorbed? Not true!
You're well-informed with views, like PEACE (for it)
WAR (against) and POLITICS ( ) . Fiery
blue, no-one's more profoundly viewed
than you: the sugar-hearted star I orbit.
Always here whenever you require me,

Yours 4eva, Diary xx
P.S. Have you seen the Doctor yet
about that ‘uh-oh' matter? Don't forget.

Submitted: Friday, August 15, 2014

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  • Daniel Brick (8/29/2014 2:49:00 AM)

    I really like reading this one. If you asked me to paraphrase it, or give the gist of it, I'd have to respectfully decline the honor or rather I'd take the opportunity to read it outloud and let the audience get the same enjoyment from
    hearing inspired nonsense, or as TALKING HEADS' David Byrne put it - STOP MAKING SENSE! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (8/23/2014 5:59:00 AM)

    I think Pusscat and Bonaparte would make excellent pirates,
    they have the gift for literary genius and vocabulary mischief
    and come highly recommended, plus they both have papers.
    No one else on the ship does. (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Di''anno (8/22/2014 11:29:00 AM)

    Dear Diana,

    your witty and revealing sonnet tickled my heart and made smile,

    Thank you for your support recently :)

    ps, a bird in your hand doesn't necessarly mean you've got thrush. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/19/2014 8:53:00 AM)

    Humour and incidental co relations dictate the thread of the poem and the handling of the theme speaks volumes about the infinite spheres of a poet's mettle. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/18/2014 10:26:00 AM)

    Just because pussy cat shat on the flower bed and the dog barked, there is no reason for the man next door to carp! What all reasons for man to be at logger heads! The tail piece is quite interesting Diane, though I don't have any idea of that 'uh- oh' matter..... something very private I suppose! (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (8/15/2014 7:44:00 PM)

    Dear Diana, your humour is Kind of crazy yet brilliant. Especially the wet thumb rubbed on glass. Wow! (Report) Reply

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