Jason Palmer

Rookie (5 April 1971 / Huddersfield)

Mark Boyle


Not a penny has he
Not a dirty note
Yet, still he be
Rich in life

Rolling in credit
Long Term Bonds
Bonds of friendship

Invested in skills
Dividends galore

A modern day Thoreau
20 minute Nettle Tea

Nuts say some

But grins he

To enjoy his country idyll
A view so glorious
To savour in preparation
Of his favourite brew

Many do look on
As Alexander did spake
To Diogenes
If I were not me
He, I would like to be!

Submitted: Thursday, July 15, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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  • Rookie Jason Palmer (7/16/2010 2:55:00 AM)

    Mark Boyle lives without money as believes it causes many modern ills.

    If you read 'The Moneyless Man' by Mark Boyle you soon realise he is rich in life.

    The poem makes reference to his natural investment strategy.

    That it takes him 20 minutes to find nettles and make his morning nettle tea (he then keeps it
    in a flask to sip through the day) was seen as a negative by one book reviewer who failed to grasp the
    entire lifestyle.

    Country idyll is a reference to where Mark lives, in a caravan on an
    organic farm with a lovely stream and stunning views.

    As Alexander did Spake is a reference to Thus Spake Zarathustra
    and Alexander the greats famous meeting with the Philosopher Dioegenes.

    The moneyless man by mark boyle is available in all good bookshops (Report) Reply

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