Poetry

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Michael Brigg
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Re: Poetry

Post by Michael Brigg » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:18 pm

Here's the challenge. A little Bank holiday quiz perhaps. I'm sure Garry won't have a problem with this. We should of course be concentrating our efforts on tracking down Air Commodore MacDonald of 1948 Olympic fame! David I am sure will rap our wrists for time wasting!

What is this and who made it?

Varkalos'. Khlivkie shor'ki
Pyryalis' po nave,
I khryukotali zelyuki
Kak myumziki v move.

O bojsya Barmaglota, syn,
On tak svirlep i dik!
A v glusche rymlet ispolin,
Zlopastnyj Brandashmyg.

No vzyal on mech, i vzyal on schit,
Vysokikh polon dum,
V gluschobu put' ego lezhit
Pod derevo Tumtum.

On vstal pod derevom i zhdet,
I vdrug graakhnul grom:
Letit uzhasnyj Barmaglot
I pylkaet ognem.

Raz-dva, raz-dva, gorit trava,
Vzhi-vzhi, strizhaet mech,
Uva-uva, i golova
Barabardaet s plech.

O svetozarnyj mal'chik moj,
Ty pobedil v boyu!
O khrabroslavlennyj geroj,
Khvalu tebe poyu!

Varkalos'. Khlivkie shor'ki
Pyryalis' po nave,
I khryukotali zelyuki
Kak myumziki v move.

The clue is in the first and last verse and in working out the rythm of the meter.
Michael Brigg

Garry R

Re: Poetry

Post by Garry R » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:54 pm

Not to spoil it too much but AIW LC JWY? Translated - cyrillic version available!

Michael Brigg
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Re: Poetry

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:08 am

Garry.

Initially I'd say you're correct!

MJB.
Michael Brigg

Michael Brigg
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Re: Poetry

Post by Michael Brigg » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:14 pm

Of coures when it comes to having the last word on boating there's only one man who cuts the mustard. It has to be.... who else but!!

http://www.uffafox.com/uffacd.htm

Image Image

Uffa Sings
Uffa Fox was legendary and will be remembered not merely as a yachtsman and designer but as a writer, philosopher and character the likes of which will never be seen again. Less well known was his huge repertoire of sea shanties which he would sing whenever an opportunity arose. In 1959 he was persuaded by a major record company to record these at the famous Abbey Road studios with Ron Goodwin's orchestra and the Mike Sammes Singers. The resulting LP, here re-mastered to CD and cassette for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, was an immediate hit. The tracks are:
1. A Life on the Ocean Wave
2. The Whaler
3. We be Three Poor Mariners
4. Heaving of the Lead
5. The Bay of Biscay
6. Tom Bowling
7. Heart of Oak
8. Australia
9. The Lass that Loves a Sailor
10. Tight Little Island
11. A-Roving
12. The Pilot
13. Spanish Ladies
14. Rule Britannia!
(The Booklet contains the words of all these sea shanties)

Total running time 39 minutes

£9- incl p&p worldwide (Special Offer)
A donation from each recording sold will go the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Registered Charity No. 209603

I am sure I don't need to suggest this years black must surely be a Peter Storm yellow smock with a chunky knit Submariner's roll neck and turned down wellies (black of course!)
Michael Brigg

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Re: Poetry

Post by STEVEB » Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:05 am

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