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A Bird Named Johann Wolfgang Von G.

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The Farmer's Market, by the tracks
was where you'd buy from hornet's wax
to octopus and chestnut pie
all things that would be, to a guy
quite non-essential but a must.
It was designed to end all frust
through its exotic qualities
and rather inexpensive fees.

When in the morning Joe stopped in
the farmer's kids restocked the bin
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Emancipation Planz 19 July 2008
Thank you H. for direction and the diversity of this poem.. does remind me about NZ parrots.. (the least colourful in the world) .. but also the most fascinating.. just like the many facets that make-up both poetry and poets.. aroha xx PS.. am a little 'Kakariki' (green parrot) about this one...
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K K 06 March 2007
interesting poem i must say. I think I must have miss a lot in this place. Wish I could have got here sooner :) KK
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Mary Nagy 07 February 2006
Oh yes........one of your ''shorter'' pieces huh? ? Very funny! I think this was a wonderful story Herbert. I love how it came around to P/H. I didn't expect that. A good lesson in there too... Great poem. Sincerely, Mary
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Julia Klimenova 06 February 2006
Hilarious and insightful. Some stinging lines, but that's the whole point. It certainly gets me. Julia
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Linda Hepner 02 September 2005
This is hilarious like a short story, flows fast and kept me amazed, even more when you referred suddenly to RE! Linda
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Raynette Eitel 05 August 2005
Herbert, as usual you have delighted me. What fun...and what a lot of rhyme! I'm not sure how I feel about having my name dropped in a poem so full of bird poo...but everything came out alright so it's ok. :) Raynette
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Anong All 04 August 2005
Has a good flow, and the morals of the poem are creativitly lay'd down.
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Jerry Hughes 04 August 2005
Good one Herbert, despite my disdain toward narrative poetry. But I believe we've been down that road before? As that towering intellect Paul Hogan, might say in the circumstances: 'avagoodone.' Cheers, Jerry
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Herbert Nehrlich1 04 August 2005
Thank you Marcy, if you look in the forum you will see that I wrote this, tried to submit and LOST it! So, you might know how hard it is to rewrite a poem from memory.... Good rhyming stuff you posted here, I hope you like more things about Germany, please read Wilhelm Busch! Also, ich moechte gern Herbert heissen, keine Abkuerzung. Best wishes herbert
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