John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

1131 A Passion Of Poets - Poem by John Knight

There is a name for every state
In which things like to congregate
A flight of stairs - a swarm of ants
A batch fo bread - a pair of pants!
A gaggle of geese - a flock of sheep
A bed of babies fast asleep!

A gross of Germans - a peck of French
A pint of Irish - diggin' a trench
A flight of Arabs - a skirl of Scots
A bunch of English forget-me-nots.
An explosion fo Macho Italian Men
But with their Mammas - Bambini again!

A shoal of herring - a brood of eels
A clutch of oysters - a herd of seals
A brood fo pheasants - a pack of grouse
A host of sparrows - garden and house.
A herd of camels - a sloth of bears
A troop of monkeys - a trip of hares.

A school of whales - a shoal of bass
A hover of trout - a clutch of wrasse
A muster of peacocks - a flight of doves
A charm of goldfinch - which everyone loves.
A pride of lions - a herd of cows
a kindle of kittens with lots of meows!

Apeal of bells and a clump of trees
a web of spiders - an itch of fleas
A posse of police chase a gang of thieves
A crackle of twigs and a rustle of leaves.
Animpatience of wives and a NO NO of nannies
A persistence of parents - an indulgence of grannies.

A host of Angels - an emotion of harps
A choir of singers in flats and sharps.
An aroma of bakers - a barrel of brewers
A tower of teachers - a good cause of doers.
A bench of Bishops - a troupe of dancers
A prudence of Vicars - a myth of romancers.

We can make up 'collectives' for people we hate
A rip-off of bankers and agents - estate
A riff-raff of knaves - a rascal of boys
a drilling of dentists - a death of kill-joys.
A wobble of cyclists - a goggle of tourists
An indifference of waiters - a narrow of purists!

Tere's always a word for a gang or a group
A huddle a haggle a pummel a troop
A crassness of those who ae on theX-Factor
a scourge of bacteria - campylobacter.
A chuckle of clowns - a giggle of girls
A dangle of diamonds - a cluster of pearls.
So just think of a group of people of things
A gayness of Queens or an excess of Kings!
Everything - everywhere - anyhow - anytime
They have all been named in a song or a rhyme!

John Knight who lives with a 'Castle of Knights' in a Castle.

(John Knight - Colchester - December 2009)

Comments about 1131 A Passion Of Poets by John Knight

  • Deborah Cromer (12/6/2009 8:43:00 PM)

    Wonderful tribute acknowledging poetry and the magic of rhyme. There is intense thought throughout this whole piece. An enjoyable combination of well thought out words. Debbie (Report) Reply

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  • (12/6/2009 8:43:00 AM)

    Yes rolling stone has gathered ‘Moss’ [antithesis to common belief]

    Poetic imaginations [stones] traveled every where and ‘Mosses’ [imaginable] have been nicely addressed …

    Indeed a joyjourney to world and viewing thro’ Poetic Designer Eyewear…

    And ten+++
    Ms. Nivedita
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  • (12/6/2009 7:54:00 AM)

    Hi John, this is a great, truly great poem, the passion of poets had been written very well, I love it, I haven't ever read the poem this great. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Jarvis (12/5/2009 5:14:00 PM)

    Well put together! I can appreciate the effort that's gone into this one - it is very similar to my poem; Literary Menagerie. S :) (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2009 4:26:00 PM)

    What a clever cookie you are! Ruthie (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2009 1:23:00 PM)

    Mr.Knight, Is wonderful and melodious.. fine anamnesis - from passion of poets...
    Best wishes,
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  • (12/5/2009 1:05:00 PM)

    A castle of Knights! Perfect ending Sir Knight. Amazing correspondences here for all. (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (12/5/2009 12:31:00 PM)

    John this is a masterpiece of thought and ingenuity - - it must stay with me in my favourites as it deserves reading over and over - - many thanks for your effort John - - -and far more than ten for this - - from Fay... (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2009 10:04:00 AM)

    very nicely put together,
    it's a very cleaver play of words! ! (10)
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2009

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