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Sunday, April 4, 2010 6:40:18 AM Categories: poetry wagon
Did you but have chickens you would know why they bring you to the point of writing poetry. My wife keeps chickens and I have composed the following, to be hummed liltingly to the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb.

There certainly isn't a shortage of manure if you keep chickens,
On the path,
Beneath my left shoe where I wasn't watching;
Chickens do a-lot-of-manure,
And hardly any eggs, the little bastards.


It doesn't scan or rhyme terribly convincingly and if I were a Japanese Zen master I would edit it down to a Haiku, possibly involving the word 'plop!' like that one about the frog and the pond:

⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔,
⇔!
⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔ 1

However I'm not a Zen master nor, it will be discerned, much of a poet, and to compensate the world for this grievous loss here are three photographs showing how I cobbled together the rear undercarriage of my not-Japanese wagon. It has 406 rear wheels. If I was witty I could probably cobble together a joke about Error 404 Only 2 Rear Wheels but I am assuming everyone reading this knows what a 406 wheel is and has no interest whatever in my utterly pathetic sense of yumour.

If they don't, then a 406 wheel is a BMX 20 inch and it isn't 20 inches at all and neither is a 451 which is a Raleigh 20 twenty inch. Why they call them 'twenty inch' wheels can only be explained by a Zen master. The front wheels are 349, which vaguely means 16 inches.


1. Which of course loosely translates as
A frog jumps into a pond
Plop!
I can't remember the last line, or the other two come to that
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:05:09 PM
Geoff Bird
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re: Rear undercarriage

I still get excited by perfect triangulation - Bravo!

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