The 2023 Tramping Calendar Haiku and Limerick Competition-by Harry Smith

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    Tony Gazley
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    As regular readers of this website will know, every year Tony Gazley produces a tramping calendar. And every year I somehow get roped in unwillingly to review it. For the last two years I have miraculously managed to avoid it, but now the nightmare is back. “I assume you are really keen….” says Tony in his email to me informing me of my participation, in a tone of voice that brooks no argument and suggests that some Cockney heavies will be coming around and knocking over the vases with long drawn-out exclamations of “oops” if I dare to say no. So it appears I am stuck with it.

    How can I ease the agony, I found myself wondering.  Looking back, I remembered that for the 2020 calendar I wrote the review as a long poem or rap, and Aimee Paterson responded with a nice concise haiku. And then inspiration struck. “That’s it!” I cried. “I can

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    #54977 Reply
    Aimee
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    Ooooh the suspense!!!

    #54981 Reply
    Tony G
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    Don’t miss next week’s exciting episode where Harry reveals his cunning plan to save his vases from the Cockney heavies.

    #55011 Reply
    Sherlock
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    Call me Sherlock but I think I can already guess Harry’s Cunning Plan….

    #55025 Reply
    Watson(Dr)
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    I don’t think you can be so sure about that Holmes.
    Regards
    Watson (Dr)

    #55089 Reply
    Sherlock
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    Well Watson, Sir, what can I say?
    You’re quite unobservant today!
    I’m sure that I’m right,
    The clue’s in plain sight,
    The title line gives it away!!

    #55094 Reply
    Watson (Dr)
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    Haikus are easy.
    But sometimes they don’t make sense
    From Doctor Watson

    #55121 Reply
    John Rhodes
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    If that Winchcombe Biv. photo is a sample, I want the calendar whatever Harry says about it.

    #55145 Reply
    Sherlock
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    You are right Watson,
    Haikus can be quite cryptic:
    elementary.

    #55151 Reply
    Sherlock
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    No prizes for John
    if he doesn’t play the game –
    make it a haiku!

    #55162 Reply
    Tony Gazley
    Keymaster

    There’s something in her hair that’s quite wrong
    It looks more like that of King Kong
    When asked why it was so
    She said I don’t know
    But I think I’ve been in the bush for too long

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