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Monday 1 November 2010

Tanka Time

They check their handbooks
before they deal with witches,
Druids, teenagers
or naked folk with hands tied --
Metropolitan Police


Cait O'Connor said...

I like this, very clever.

Madame DeFarge said...

I'd be very careful checking anyone naked. Just in case.

Cloudia said...

imagine they do :)

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Windsmoke. said...

I like this one specially the part about the naked folk and having to check handbooks, mind boggling.

Dave King said...

Thanks Each
The detail is even more mind boggling - like if they enter a witch's house they should not touch her dagger without permission, nor her book of shadows - and not to interfere with her book of spells... like you would, wouldn't you? But what I liked best fo all was the inclusion of teenagers.

Paul C said...

A wonderful assortment of 'marginal' people. Quite right, throw teenagers into the mix?

Titus said...

Oh Dave, it was bad enough back in my day! I could weep.

Dave King said...

Thanks Both
It just gets worse, doesn't it?
Teenagers seem to have been included for their speech forms. E.G. It explains that "Talk to the hand 'cos the face is in Spain" means "I'm not listening"! I would have thought that if they had not known that, they might have worked it out!

Dominic Rivron said...

This has a refreshingly 60s/Children of Albion feel to it! Resonates too with the Incredible Planet Gong, which I've just been listening to.

On the subject of listening to Haydn, have you seen he's Radio 3's composer of the week next week?