Sunday, 31 October 2010

Grumbling appendix



I'm afraid there have been complaints. Certain critical stances have been taken, certain adverse reflections passed.

There has been head-shaking. And whispering in corners. There is a feeling in some quarters that Lydian Airs are too rarefied. Some even claim it smells of the lamp.

So as a special November sop to Cerberus, here is a little poem. Please make certain your dentures are firmly fixed before reciting aloud to your little ones.

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, so what should they do?
Said the fly: 'Let us flee!'
Said the flea: 'Let us fly!'
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.



APPENDIX: Many apologies to those concerned, but as from tomorrow (2nd Nov.) I'm afraid I'm going to have to disable the anonymous comment facility and restrict comment access to those with blog accounts. Sorry, all the various Anonymice that have come here: there's nothing stopping you continuing to drop in under blog-registered pseudonyms, as many others do. Thank you for your understanding.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

The presence of the flea Ctenocephalides felis bouncing about one's home denotes the irritating domiciliary of bloody scratching cats. The ambient buzz of a bluebottle whizzing past one's homely head in balmy summer (for example) suggests a warm open-door freedom for flesh flies to search for shite where they might with their expectation of sarcophagi laid out in some bedecked woebegone drawing room of grief.

Anonymous said...

Correction: 'in' search 'of' and with 'an' expectation...

Vicus Scurra said...

Criticism of this corner of the electric internet is indicative of very poor judgement, and should be ignored.

Anonymous said...

I'M SO SORRY, SCURRILOUS VICTUS, I DON'T KNOW HOW 2 MAKE A NAME 4 MYSELF!

Rog said...

I've just been in touch with you care line
I thought "Lydian Air" was an airline
In Ryan Air styles
I'm diverted by miles
And fobbed off by someone's unfair whine

Dave said...

I wouldn't dream
of trying to seem
like a poet
so I shan't even make the attempt.

Sarah said...

What?

Christopher said...

Jimina: Thank you for gracing this thread with your hyper-elegant, quinquefined wordsmithery. (Even if it took two shots to get it right.) Can't compete, I'm afraid.

Vicus: The compliment is returned, naturally. It's true, I do think of you as the Catullus of the blogosphere. Often.

Dave & Rog: You are hereby appointed Deputy Poets Laureate to Lydian Airs. Your outpourings have stirred depths of feeling in me I did not know I possessed.

Sah: Well may you ask. Would you like to become Poetess Laureate to this blog? The position is vacant. As part of your duties you would have to do something about the two Deputy Poets. I can't help feeling they have some way to go yet to realise their true potential.

Sarah said...

Blimey...don't think I'm up to the job. I can only do Haiku and even then I need a bucket of patchouli incence burning and tibetan singing bowls vibrating in the background.Not to mention some sort of narcotic to enhance the creativity.

My first job will be to sack Dave, as him poem doesn't rhyme and to abdicate in favour of Rog.
Thanks.
(ps I'm still not sure what you R on about ! ((()))

Anonymous said...

Sah: What a she-pooch you are to would-be poets?

Chris: Yeah! I know...All remains, even now, as incomplete as ever when I reread the arrant nonsense I've penned…

Cheerio!

Sarah said...

Anonymous: I really don't feel I know you well enough for you to use the nomenclature 'Sah' . Which is for the sole use of best mates only.
Perhaps you would like to introduce yourself?

Sarah said...

C..BTW...only teasing!
I love your posts...and having to google practically evey word !! ;0)

Sarah said...

C..BTW...only teasing!
I love your posts...and having to google practically evey word !! ;0)

Christopher said...

Sah: Thank you.

Anonymous & Co: Many apologies to those concerned, but as from tomorrow (2nd Nov.) I'm afraid I'm going to have to disable the anonymous comment facility and restrict comment access to those with blog accounts. Sorry, all the various Anonymice that have come here: there's nothing stopping you continuing to drop in - and I hope you will - under blog-registered pseudonyms, as many others do. Thank you for your understanding.

Z said...

I'm a bit cross at the thought of having to sign in every time I use my phone. In the right place for it, at least, as you have pointed out.

On the other hand, you might now consider turning off wv?

Christopher said...

Especially for you, Z. How's it going? A good time being had by all?

Z said...

Oh, you are lovely. I wasn't really cross at all, as you surely realised. Having a splendid time, thank you, just stopped for a cup of coffee and spotted the magic words "free wifi".

Dave said...

Oh well. Now I'll have to stop leaving anonymous attacks on Vicus here.

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Christopher said...

Z: Of course not. I have got to know you a little bit over the past months. Besides, I couldn't think of any 'jokes' about Maltesers. Glad you're having a good time.

Dave: It will be a very good exercise, thinking up double-edged compliments.

Vicus: So sorry. In the turmoil of anonymity I compared you to Catullus. I meant, of course, Juvenal.

Anonymous said...

Chris: WHY! OH WHY?

(and, it's post "2nd Nov." already!)

Was it because I upset your Ms Sarah yesterday?

Anonymous said...

...What a flibbertigibbet I am. It was the day b4 the day b4 that "Sah" questioned my unwarranted familiarity...

Sorry Sarah?

(BTW are you a Mrs., Miss, Ms or Mistress?)

Obertra said...

...certainly, one is persuaded, not a 'misanthrope' being, unarguably, of the male pusillanimous pudendum.