Mar 11

Poetry Corner

The Brown Wedge4 comments • 299 views

My in-laws are moving out of their house later this year – they’ve been there for 40+ years so there is an awesome amount of junk in their attic to be sorted out. Including the special edition of The Times printed for the moon landings. Which included the famous faked moon landings photo and also a less well remembered bit of moon memorabilia: a special poem written by Barclays Bank’s ad copywriters to commemorate the event. You’re not going to find this kind of thing on Mad Men! (I hope). Full scan below the cut…


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    Mooney is our business!

    I wonder who wrote it? It’s several steps above doggerel: “limpeting noiselessly over the rocks”

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    My wild guess is Roger McGough!

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    Mutley on 14 Mar 2011 #

    W H Auden wrote a poem about the moon landing, but this is certainly not it! Roger McGough sounds likely, but my guess is that it is a piece of juvenilia from the 17 year-old Bob Diamond.

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    Tracer Hand on 14 Mar 2011 #

    “cordial” and “ordeal”?? AAARRRGH

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