[DWJ] Further titbits from the archive...

Gili Bar-Hillel gbhillel at netvision.net.il
Wed May 11 13:30:38 EDT 2011


Absolutely brilliant, thank you so much. It's wonderful to have you on
board.

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Hannah Green <
hannah.green at sevenstories.org.uk> wrote:

> As everyone has been so lovely and welcoming, here are a few more titbits
> from Diana's archive, in the form of a few limericks written by Diana, aged
> 14
>
> "A late deceased model of Delft,
> Desired to be slim as an elf:
> So she tried on the quiet
> The effects of a diet,
> And her stomach digested itself!"
>
> "Our right reverend vicar, named Jack,
> Is Red, though his raiment is black;
> To him, Chapel's taboo,
> And so, Liberal, are you;
> If a Tory, you'll just see his back!"
>
> And a short poem, entitled A Writer's Difficulty:
>
> "When you've discovered your idea's been thought of by Shaw,
> You're sure to find Shakespeare has said it before;
> If a few paltry symbols and word-forms remain,
> Modernists have used them again and again.
> Say it in 'free-verse', in prose or in rhyme,
> It's been said better by someone at some other time.
> (Including this)"
>
> Hannah Green
> Archivist
> Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
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> Tel. 01914952707
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