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Offline Dylan di Vilde

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Wild Strawberries
« on: May 16, 2014, 06:00:00 AM »

Do people really savour
Wild Strawberry yoghurt flavour?
Is a farm-grown one so mild
that you must demand the Wild
and wave away the plain
with withering disdain?
Who will sincerely rejoice
at this decadent customer choice?

What self-regarding mimsy fart
can really tell the two apart?
with a palate so refined
he can ascertain each kind,
his dinky little finger raised,
each dainty mouthful damned or praised
by pompous proclamations
on his taste evaluations.
The self indulgent waste of space 
Iíd like to punch his poncey face.

But yet I canít deny it
- I have yet to try it,
so maybe Iíll compare the two
to find the opposite is true -
and sampling this taste unknown 
Iíll find my mind is truly blown!
and Wild aficionados
are really desperados
distanced from society
for preferring this variety -
mavericks who long to be
off with the strawberries roaming free.

Perhaps the real scandal
is Wildís too hot to handle
I may become, so richly fed,
a smacked up junkie yoghurt head!
For those who like their yoghurt rough
want Grade A, uncut, brutal stuff.
It stimulates their shameless lives -
shagging other peopleís wives,
raising hell in Vegas bars
and racing stolen supercars.
They scoff at those who choose the tame
as girly, stay-at-home and lame.
It canít be long before they ban
this yoghurt for the real man.


For out there on the endless plains
the last true untamed fruit remains 
where hard-nosed guys
with gimlet eyes
stroke the stubble on their chin,
saddle up and bring Ďem in.

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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 06:28:13 AM »
A fine bit of morning enjoyment. :)

thanks for the read

Offline Tom 10

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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 01:54:46 PM »
Always a treat to read your stuff, D.  ;D ;D

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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 10:42:51 AM »
Oh the delights of Fragaria vesca, if I remember from my botany trips that Wild Strawberry is generally a poorer looking specimen than the cultivated variety, but very tasty,
Your poem reminded me of that,

What self-regarding mimsy fart
Can really tell the two apart

A jolly good read
Mike

Offline Dylan di Vilde

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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 04:19:36 AM »
Thanks, glad you liked it. :)



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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 04:41:17 AM »
I truly admire an author who can easily go from elegant tones to contempt to downright silly and then back to serious again, up and down like a slide whistle. Your sens of rhythm is truly enjoyable.

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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 10:55:30 AM »
This poem was very interesting, and I enjoyed reading it a lot. I also liked how this was a very unique idea for a poem. A poem about strawberry yogurt? Nice! :D

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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 05:45:32 AM »
I really enjoyed this, it made me smile, very clever!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2014, 02:11:30 PM »
Loved it! very funny and witty :)

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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 07:42:04 PM »
I found one today in my garden.  Not one plant but one fruit.  A very small  - pea sized - singular wild strawberry. 

Should I approach it with caution, or summon the professionals to deal with it?

My website is currently having a holiday, but will return like the $6,000,000 man.  Bigger, stronger, etc.

In the meantime, why not take pity on a starving author and visit my book sales page at http://stores.lulu.com/gyppo1

Offline Dylan di Vilde

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Re: Wild Strawberries
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 04:35:42 AM »
Gyppo,
Thereís absolutely no need to panic, safety goggles, stout shoes, leather gauntlets and a pair of substantial Harris tweed trousers should be all an intrepid fellow needs.

But if it fights back, run.
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