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by Gyppo
Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:46 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Naming of the parts (Ukulele version.)
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Naming of the parts (Ukulele version.)

Glad it made you smile.  It was triggered by a happy moment. I remember the military 'naming of the parts'.  There was a chap who used to hang around the folk clubs of my youth who used to perform it, very much in the role of a sergeant instructing raw recruits, as one of his party pieces. [1] The o...
by Gyppo
Thu Feb 01, 2024 5:44 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Naming of the parts (Ukulele version.)
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Naming of the parts (Ukulele version.)

Naming of the parts. My Grandaughter challenged me, "Name the parts of your Ukulele." So I did, from one end to the other. Head stock, tuning pegs, nut, neck, strings, frets." She nodded her approval. "Body, sound hole." I turned it over, tapped the underside, "Belly." "Didn't know that, Grandad. T...
by Gyppo
Thu Dec 21, 2023 7:31 am
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Winter Solstice Greetings
Replies: 0
Views: 3966

Winter Solstice Greetings

    Solstice Greetings     Tonight, 21st, is the longest night of the year.  When our little rotating rock ball we call home is the furthest it ever gets away from the Sun.     After this the days will start getting longer again.     It may not feel like it, but it will be happening.     Rejoice!  O...
by Gyppo
Sat Dec 16, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: An experiment: Two 'spoken offerings' at this link
Replies: 10
Views: 18577

Re: An experiment: Two 'spoken offerings' at this link

Mark, came out clear enough but a little quiet at this end,  even with my speakers  cranked up to full.

I always felt a bit sorry for Pluto too ;-)

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Sat Dec 16, 2023 4:17 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Roadside Attraction
Replies: 3
Views: 5628

Re: Roadside Attraction

Indar, That is bizarre,  Unfortunately the link came up with a message telling me it was blocked in my country. There was a 'spinning lady' in Cornwall who spun threads from almost anything.  the more difficult the challenge the more she loved it. Two of her customers showed afghan hounds in competi...
by Gyppo
Sat Dec 16, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: An experiment: Two 'spoken offerings' at this link
Replies: 10
Views: 18577

Re: An experiment: Two 'spoken offerings' at this link

Cheers, Colm.  The better microphone definitely helps.  As does the 'pop guard' to take the edge off some of the more 'plosive syllables.  I can sit back in my chair and just talk to it as if I have someone sat opposite. For anyone else thinking of trying it I can confirm that having a drink, water ...
by Gyppo
Sat Dec 16, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: An experiment: Two 'spoken offerings' at this link
Replies: 10
Views: 18577

Re: An experiment: Two 'spoken offerings' at this link

Cheers, Mark.  I'm glad it worked for someone ;-)  I've no idea why some can't get it to play on their computer.

'Almost theatrical?'  That's my inner Storyteller at work.

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Sat Dec 09, 2023 1:49 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Remembrance Day
Replies: 4
Views: 10023

Re: Remembrance Day

Sometimes I have to wonder too.

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Sat Dec 09, 2023 8:02 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Silence
Replies: 9
Views: 11004

Re: Silence

I'm sure that admin will, in the fullness of time, delete these spurious ads from Colm's thread.  But, having seen a new name , I was bitterly disappointed to find they were a Spammer

Francis Crype would be a glorious name for a poet.

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Thu Nov 23, 2023 4:30 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The Walls of Alhambra
Replies: 7
Views: 6483

Re: The Walls of Alhambra

I thought I'd replied to this earlier, but it looks as if I forgot to hit send.  So I'll try again. Greg,  What a feast of imagery to enjoy. Very visual. Your description of the 'looping hair' brought back a memory of my own, a red-haired girl hanging upside down from a swing, her hair lightly brush...