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28 April 2011

Marine Drive


O we do like to be beside the seaside
Voulez vous promenader avec moi?
Kiss me quick!
Come unto these yellow sands and then take hands
O we do like to walk along the prom!




Words written along the seafront in paving stones in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, spotted on the 11th April 2011. Submitted by Marika Rose.

26 April 2011

The World of You


I think the world of you means
I think the guy I like has a girlfriend.

I think the world of you meaning
I think the rain is calling,

I think the rain is falling down,
I think the kids are in trouble.

I think the rain is coming down
lyrics. I think the ayes have it.

I think the world of you.
I think the world is coming to an end.




Google (UK) autosuggestions for the search term 'I think the'. Order changed and punctuation added. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

21 April 2011

Limbo


An old man
Filled with regret
Waiting to die alone.




A repeated refrain from Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan, 2010. Submitted by Marika Rose.

19 April 2011

Oak Beach


The black police dog winced
as its paws touched the thorns
on the bushes by the side
of a remote beachside highway.

A little reluctantly, the cadaver dog
followed its police handler into
the Long Island brush, looking
for yet more human remains.

We always say 'another day in paradise'.
The wind whistled through the reeds
and the brush crackled
as the cadaver dog carried on sniffing.




Selected text from a BBC news article about bodies found on Long Island, 7 April 2011. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

14 April 2011

The Travelers


WE HAVE ALREADY
GOT RID
OF SEVERAL
LIKE YOU
ONE WAS FOUND IN RIVER
JUST RECENTLY
ROBINSON
WE ARE GOING
TO KILL YOU
IF YOU ATTEMPT
TO ENTER A
BALL GAME AT
CROSLEY FIELD




A threatening note sent to baseball player Jackie Robinson, 22nd May 1951. Submitted by Marika Rose.

12 April 2011

Apologia Ignis


We incorrectly stated
that Julian Brooker, twenty three, of Brighton,
was blown fifteen feet into the air
after accidentally touching
a live railway line.

His parents have asked us to make clear
he was not turned into a fireball,
was not obsessed with the number twenty-three
and didn't go drinking on that date every month.

Julian's mother did not say,
during or after the inquest,
her son often got on all fours
creeping around their house
pretending to be Gollum.




From an apology in The Sun, 29 April 2005. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.

07 April 2011

What leaks within


… leaks seeping
into the soil, fresh water
and the sea
are continuous.

Radiation
has found its way
into local produce, milk
and tap water

as far as Tokyo…..




Taken from a BBC news report on the 31st March 2011. Submitted by Kim Rooney.

05 April 2011

Fabrice Murinzi Minega


Fabrice MURINZI MINEGA
Age, eight

Favourite sport, swimming
Favourite sweets, chocolate
Best friend, his mum
Behaviour, gregarious
Cause of death, bludgeoned with club.




The words under a picture of Fabrice in the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda. From 2004. Submitted by Nathan Lechler.