Friday, 29 January 2010

Hooley with Nooley Day

It is TFE's big party today - everyone is invited, so pop over (see my blog list) and say hello. I am going in leathers on the back of Christy Moore's motor bike ( does he have one, I ask). TFE asked us all to write a poem featuring a red car as a red car features in the book. So here is my offering - done at the last minute yesterday (yes, I know, it shows) - inspired by Christy Moore's "Among the Wicklow Hills". Maybe inspired is the wrong word - but at least the lyrics to that fabulous song gave me the basic idea.
Do pop along as he questions the author on her new book.

The Road to Redcar.

The road to Redcar's filled with moving cars,
I see a little red one in the frame;
A figure in the driving seat looks anxious;
the passenger is wondering why he came.

Chorus: Tell everybody,
We're going to paddle in the sea.
We're going to wander
along the sandy strand.

We reach the sandy shore and find a car park,
the little car fits neatly in the space.
We both get out and take our shoes and socks off.
We really like the look of this old place.

Chorus Tell everybody.........

Beneath our feet the sandy shore is gritty;
the sea is icy cold, and pretty rough.
We struggle on, two oldies from the city,
determined not to say we've had enough.

Chorus: Tell everybody..........

But then we see our feet are turning blue.
This North sea really is the very pits.
There's nothing left to do but find a towel,
dry our feet and go for fish and chips.

Chorus: Tell everybody................

(with apologies to "Among the Wicklow Hills)

22 comments:

Elisabeth said...

I must pop over, but I have no contribution of any worth. Still guests might be welcome even if they bear no gifts.

jinksy said...

MY, you were a busy little rhymer yesterday Weaver! Hope the feet aren't still blue? LOL :)

Dianne said...

Fun, blue feet and sandy toes, you ran with this one!

Dave King said...

That is just brilliant. The rhythm - and maybe other aspects of it, too - remind me of another poem or poet, but I just can't bring either back to mind at present. Totally enjoyable, though.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Yay - it's me hooley day - woo! See you there. Nuala x

Rachel Fox said...

I remember you doing a song once before...you're really good at them.
Encore, encore.
x

Derrick said...

Hello Weaver,

This is fun - unlike paddling in the North Sea!! Leathers eh?!

Golden West said...

I totally enjoyed this, Weaver, and all the more because yesterday my best friend (of 40 years) and I walked along the shore together. Wishing you all the best there.

willow said...

Fun piece!! I like the take on red car being a place, not a car. Very witty.

Dominic Rivron said...

Yes. Great minds think alike. I read the poem before the prose - and immediately thought, "hang on, that's like Christy Moore's Wicklow Hills".

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I wanna go to the seashore!!

Reader Wil said...

Brr I feel cold in that icy water, but the poem is very real: I can see, feel and smell the sea and the sand.Bravo!!

Heather said...

At least you wrote a proper poem Weaver, not just a silly rhyme like me, and you look terrific in your leathers! Safe journey home.

Totalfeckineejit said...

You are a great songwriter, Weaver.This is the second great one you've turned out.If you can sing too perhaps a glittering career awaits!


WV is aches, which is what I have in my chest and back aswell as a frozen shoulder last few days.Spring, spring oh how I long for thee.

Karen said...

Fun, fun, fun song! You've a gift for the song.

Cloudia said...

Let's ride!



Aloha, Friend


Comfort Spiral

Titus said...

Love the song, and those glorious two last verses which capture so well the joys of the British Seaside! Bravo, and an encore from me too.

Poet in Residence said...

Dear Weaver, I have some lovely cakes for your TFE party. It's also a blog award for you. You can pick it/them up by clicking on Bill (the Ostrich) at comment no. 8 on the recently posted PiR poem Roman Coin. I'm watching my waistline.

Moira said...

Cute! I like it, made me want to eat fish and chips.

ArtPropelled said...

That was fun! Hope your blue toes have recovered.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes - thanks everyone - it was a fun day! Leather were a bit tight but I would do anything for a ride on (get it?) with Christy Moore. Poor TFE sounds a bit under the weather so we shall have to cheer him up a bit over the next few days.
I must say that in this freezing cold weather I am glad my paddle was only a cyber one! Keep warm.

BT said...

Well, I'm too late for the party but I did enjoy your ditty and am smiling still!!