In The News

3 Sep
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In spite of continuing stories about British binge drinking, a report out today says that we are drinking less:

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said 2009 saw the sharpest year-on-year decline in alcohol consumption across the board since 1948.

Sky News had a roving reporter out in the pubs:

***********************************Reporter: Are you drinking less?

***********************************Old Man: I’m drinking more now I’m old. 

***********************************Reporter: Than when? 

***********************************Old Man: Than when I was younger.

Looks like all that booze hasn’t impaired his common sense.


I assume it was an old man because he sounded like one; I had my back to the telly so I don’t know.  Technically, then, I overheard that conversation, which brings me to this week’s Big Tent prompt: eavesdrop on conversations and use the words in your poem.  As all I have done this week is stay home, that didn’t work for me.  However, I dug out this old senryu from a few years back: 

Hindley’s Dead 

‘Well, at least one good
thing happened this week,’ I heard
an old lady say.


 Two senryus for the price of one today: this one is for Haiku Heights, the prompt being resurrection.

The Good News

The Resurrection:
God breathing new life into
an old religion.


17 Responses to “In The News”

  1. vivinfrance September 3, 2010 at 10:58 #

    I like your two senryu for the price of one. You are the haiku queen in my estimation.


  2. gautami tripathy September 3, 2010 at 11:01 #

    Beautiful senryus!

    pavement musings


  3. magiceye September 3, 2010 at 11:04 #

    well done!!


  4. Rallentanda September 3, 2010 at 12:06 #

    The haiku encapsulates the Christian ideology in a few words. Clever.


  5. Mary September 3, 2010 at 12:25 #

    The first one made me smile, Tilly, and the second one ‘said it all.’


  6. Diane T September 3, 2010 at 12:56 #

    Hindley’s Dead — clever, clever.
    The Good News — IS good news indeed!


  7. pamela September 3, 2010 at 16:59 #

    Tilly cleverly done!


  8. systematicweasel September 3, 2010 at 17:15 #

    Wonderfully written post! =)



  9. slpmartin September 3, 2010 at 20:14 #

    As always you leave me with a smile…so enjoyed the two poems and your comments.


  10. 1sojournal September 3, 2010 at 20:23 #

    I really liked your process notes. And the two haiku were well thought out and well-written. Thank you for all of them, leaving a smile on the reader’s face,



  11. twitches September 4, 2010 at 15:02 #

    Love that first one!


  12. Tumblewords September 5, 2010 at 03:34 #

    Superb – from start to finish – superb!


    • tillybud September 5, 2010 at 11:32 #

      Wow! Thanks for the brilliant comment 🙂


  13. tillybud September 5, 2010 at 09:58 #

    Thanks, everyone; glad you enjoyed them.


  14. Cynthia Short September 5, 2010 at 16:16 #

    The first piece made me laugh…the last was quite profound…


  15. nan September 5, 2010 at 23:52 #

    I laughed at the first and hoped at the second.


  16. Deb September 6, 2010 at 05:54 #

    Enjoyed the humor!


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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