Monday, 9 May 2011

One for the Poetry Jam

Birthday Poem

Um... Tyranny, perhaps
(4,5,7)
crossword freak

22 comments:

Titus said...

Oh, thanks Dominic. Now I'm going to be hurting my brain all day.

NanU said...

A...hmmmm

The Bug said...

Do you guys have the same letters for the numbers on your phones? Hmmm. I used to work a lot of crosswords, but I'm not really a freak about them these days. Well, I'll think about it, but I'm mostly commenting so I can hear what other people say.

Peter Goulding said...

I just know I'm going to kick myself

Peter Goulding said...

Oh, quite brilliant!
And many of them to you too!

Titus said...

Got it! But not the tyranny clue.
I love Peter Goulding sometimes.

Helen said...

Tyranny, I get. Pondering the crossword ~ still!

Rachel Fenton said...

Too clever for your own good, you, Dominic!

Titus said...

Here is my head. See it hang in shame.

the watercats said...

I'm too thick to be in on this poem, lol.. but I'm sure it's absolutely feckin brilliant!

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments everyone. For anyone flummoxed by the crossword clue, the first line is an anagram of "Many Happy Returns".

If it's any consolation, I am completely useless at cryptic crosswords.

Bagman and Butler said...

Thank God I came late to this site and got the answer explained! Otherwise I would have driven myself absolutely nuts and my self-esteem would have been crushed.

Doctor FTSE said...

Hey Dominic . . I got the answer without understanding the clue . . !

Bluebell Books said...

too smart.

keep us thinking....

check out short story slam and make a submission today.

Bluebell Books said...

too smart.

keep us thinking....

check out short story slam and make a submission today.

tony said...

Will This Work In Italian?

Dominic Rivron said...

tony: Non so. Dovrete chiedere un fan italiano cruciverba.

Dominic Rivron said...

Bluebell Books: Thanks for that. I'll check out your blog. Probably don't have time for writing short stories regularly though.

Dominic Rivron said...

Dr FTSE: Yes. (4,5,7) is a good clue in itself.

Bagman and Butler: Good. I'd hate to feel responsible for crushing that. It would be um... tyrannical of me, perhaps.

Gwilym Williams said...

Hi Dominic,
I've been swimming. It was in a lake and it was on Friday. Did I beat you to it?

Dominic Rivron said...

No. I went in the Swale a couple of weeks ago. A bit on the chilly side, so only stayed in a few minutes. (My companion said it had been colder in March though).

Gwilym Williams said...

Swimming in the "chilly" Swale, you'r a brrrr...aver man than me :) and your companion's a polar bear, right?