An Answer for CJ: smile with Pam Ayres

I have been immortalised in a Limerick (read to the end of the post to find it, you’ll enjoy reminiscing about rhymes as you do) by Christi at Feeding on Folly, and so I have reciprocated with a verse of my own.

Christi had asked, via Feeding on Folly,
for our favourite poets, and I thought, Golly;
I have to say, I have to share,
for a laugh a minute, it’s always Pam Ayres.

My love of Pam comes from my Mum,
who played her tapes when we were young,
Pams’ accent and enunciation,
filled my mind with speculation.

The joy of words she brought to my ears,
humour and laughter through the years,
for poetry should make you smile,
and ponder life for just a while.

So thanks, CJ, for your reminder,
that snippets of time are sampled wider,
when life can be shaped into poetry,
and shared between a friend and me.

Β© ceenoa

9 responses to “An Answer for CJ: smile with Pam Ayres”

  1. I enjoyed Pam Ayres too and think we still have one of her books. I loved the way she threw out all notions of poetry being something just to study in English classes, instead it was simple fun.

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    1. Exactly. The real life fun and humour made poetry come alive.


  2. I have noted before that I lived in Pam Ayres Oxfordshire village for many years … I can safely say that she would LOVE this – really, I believe she would πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Osyth. I often think her influence holds my hand when I write my verse.

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      1. You’re a great team!

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  3. Well done — no, more than well done — magnificently done, Claudette! Thanks for the huge grin on my face! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. Aw, thanks Christi. Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

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  4. I’ve always written but rarely read poems (or verse) because I was put off it at school. I’ve recently been introduced to Plath, Yeats and Frost so I’ll take a look at Ayres. I remember she was on the TV in the 70’s regretting her oral care… πŸ™‚

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    1. I like contempary, humourous verse, Pam fits those tags. 😊

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