A sonnet for the EU — 20 Comments

  1. What on earth gave you that idea?  They are living proof that dictatorship is the new democracy.

      • You'd think it would be easy wouldn't you?. Want to reply? Hit the "Reply" link in the box that holds the comment you wish to reply to. Simple yes, but like me, you have to crank your head around to the idea. I'm more used to doing this since i switched to nested comments as soon as they became available in WP but the one thing I can't seem to get out of the habit of doing is beginning each reply with:


        (Name of person I'm replying to) – (Whatever my reply is)


        Of course, it's too late to go back now as your readers seem to really like the idea. You'll get used to it soon enough.

        • The problem is that I see the blank box and just start typing.  I forget to hit the "Reply" link.  What I need is some way to shit a comment into the right area.

          I like the nested idea though.  Makes it more personal.

    • A Freudian typo!  Have you nothing better to do with your time than scan this site for errors?

      [I had to think about it, but I think I meant to type "shift"]

  2. Lovely poem, but I am sure you could have woven a few well placed expletives in somewhere!  You know the EU is worth it!

    • Were you gone?

      If you spell your email address correctly next time, I promise not to stick you in the Moderation Room.

      If there is a next time…..

  3. I have detected a perfectly symmetrical rhyming scheme in your poem Grandad: abba-cddc-effe etc.

    Your poem has both rhyme and reason. Send it to the Nobel dynamite money people in Stockholm.

    • "Send it to the Nobel dynamite money people in Stockholm."

      I don't enter for cheap meaningless awards.

  4. I'd have preferred a limerick from you on the same topic !

    You could start with something like:

    "A fading old tart called the Euro ……

    Caused bother at the Brussels Bureau,

    so they brought in more laws

    ignored the root cause,


    And you can finish it Grandad !!!

    • I would have gone down that route, but I couldn't think of a really obscene word to rhyme with Van Rompuy.

  5. Grandad

    Not sure if this counts a Haiku






    feel free to forward to Brussels

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