[lit-ideas] Re: Friday Poem

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 11:48:45 -0700

I found photos of the shark:
http://www.propertyinvestmentproject.co.uk/blog/2008/02/02/shark-in-a- roof-crazy-or-compelling-property/

Yes, the first line was a nod to Ian Drury and the Blockheads. Here's the BBC annotated version of the song: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ dna/h2g2/A1012483

Apparently the man is still performing. You'll find the original, from 1979, *and* remixes on You Tube.

I like this better:


David Ritchie,
off to see Henk Pender in
Portland, Oregon


On Sep 26, 2008, at 1:22 AM, David Ritchie wrote:

reasons to be cheerful one two three
long slow meals with poetry
art and that shark falling through the oxford fellow's suburban roof

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