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(Each celebrity is matched - or "rhymed" - with a poem to show poetry can be for everyone, but you can click here for a definition of real rhyming couplets too)

Findus Crispy Pancakes and ‘The Fairies’

February 24, 2013

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From an image by ladybeames at http://flic.kr/p/5pYMUk

What’s that? You’re hungry enough to eat a horse you say? Well luckily for you I’ve just been to ASDA…. Arhhh who’d have thought that a horsemeat scandal would be what it took to resurrect Rhyming Couplets (almost from the dead, like the meat in a modern lasagne)! Unbelievable as it sounds I actually had […]

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Posted in: Brands

Orlando Bloom and ‘Or’

October 21, 2012

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Orlando Bloom by Scheewantee at http://flic.kr/p/8CkkqU

Rhyming Couplets began to feel close to Orlando Bloom when she realised she had inadvertently been doing her hair in the same style as his in Lord of the Rings. Yes for a while there she looked like a particularly Hasidic Elf. But it was the pointy ears that really sealed the likeness. No, no […]

Posted in: Actors

Usain Bolt and ‘The Race’

August 6, 2012

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Usain Bolt by thor_matt83 at http://flic.kr/p/5eYh9w

Cooee Rhyming Coupletees – I know it’s been a while (although funnily enough my last post on Boris has now come round to being Olympics-topical again…ha, how like 80s fashion he is). I’ve just been so caught up in planning the Olympic Opening Ceremony (pretty ace I thought), giving Boris a haircut so that he […]

Posted in: Sports Stars

Boris Johnson and ‘In Honour of the City of London’

May 19, 2012

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Boris Johnson by Annie Mole at http://flic.kr/p/bM4wDR

So the results are in – Boris is once again Mayor of London (well they’ve been in a while now, but like the London Underground system during the Olympic Games I’m afraid I’m running a little late). And, in best Rhyming Couplets tradition I’m not going to talk about his politics…I’m going to talk about his hair (arhh […]

Posted in: Politicians

Howard Marks and ‘The Grass so little has to do’

April 8, 2012

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From an image by idi0tech at http://flic.kr/p/BmT8q

See I would argue that poetry is also a mind altering substance. It is one of the few art forms that can genuinely change your mental furniture. Sometimes an image or line resonates and appeals so strongly that it plants itself in your head and changes your mental landscape forever. In ‘District and Circle’ Seamus […]

Posted in: Drug Barons, Writers

Tony Blair and ‘The Healer’

March 10, 2012

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Tony Blair Gnome by Gruenemann at http://flic.kr/p/trA5A

What is Tone up to these days? Isn’t he being “special envoy” to the “six pack” or some other role that makes him sound like Peter Andre’s butler? No, no, Representative to the Quartet on the Middle East, that was it (not that I mean to belittle the Middle East Peace Process in any way…I just […]

Posted in: Politicians

Chevy Chase and ‘The Ballad of Chevy Chase’

February 21, 2012

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Chevy Chase from a photo by Alan Light at http://flic.kr/p/jzFHQ

Yes, there really is a poem called ‘The Ballad of Chevy Chase’! Too good to be true eh? And, it also clears up some previously inexplicable literary references: when Cathy says to Hareton Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights, “”I wish you would repeat Chevy Chase as you did yesterday; it was extremely funny!”,  it was not an […]

Posted in: Actors, Comedians
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