Sunday, September 3, 2017

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"I wish Wayne would put the bins
out," complains Coleen. - Isn't it enough
that your husband plays rubbish, Coleen?
Give the man a break!

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(Vincent Hefter, Mail on Sunday, August 20)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

haiku hiatus (hefter's harbouring a houseguest for a couple of weeks)

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greater love hath no
man than this, that he lay down
his pen for his guest...

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('A fortnight's furlough follows': 17 Syllables)

Friday, September 1, 2017

two-track minded...

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no, my boyfriend's not
just after one thing - he wants
me to feed him, too...

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(17 Syllables)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Heathrow, Terminal 5-7-5: a departure (from the usual frivolity)

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the arrivals gate -
scanning the faces, the heart
beats faster. "that's her!"...

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a holiday of a lifetime later...
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...the departures gate,
a final embrace - and joy
soon turns to despair...

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(17 Syllables x 2)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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Mirren, Mirren, on the wall, who's the vainest of them all?...

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(Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail, August 17)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

two week tea is exactly that: too weak!...

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Jane likes her tea so
weak, a single teabag can
be a 'bag for life'...

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(Poverty: when a single teabag becomes a 'bag for life': 17 Syllables)

Monday, August 28, 2017

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INNdependent: not tied to a brewery...
INNvoice: the bar bill...
INNvite: fancy a pint?...
INNvidious: this pub's a dump...
INNventive: more cocktails than you can shake a stick at...
INNvariable: the beer's a bit watery at times...

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(Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail, August 16)