dimecres, 8 de desembre de 2010

John Lennon

John Lennon died 30 years ago today. Apart from his music, John also wrote poems and short texts, playing with words to create surreal nonsense. They show us that, however big a legend he became, he would always retain his sense of humour. Here are a couple of extracts from one of his books, In His Own Write.


I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madalf Heatlump (Who had only one). Anyway, they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass-much to my Aunties supplies. As a memebr of the most publified Beatles me and (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I'm conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderfoul larf I've ever ready.
God help and breed you all.

...

A Surprise for Little Bobby
It was little Bobby's birthmark today and he got a surprise. His very fist was lopped off, (The War) and he got a birthday hook!
All his life Bobby had wanted his very own hook; and now on his 39th birthday his pwayers had been answered. The only trouble was they had send him a left hook and ebry dobby knows that it was Bobby's right fist that was missing as it were.
What to do was not thee only problem: Anyway he jopped off his lest hand and it fitted like a glove. Maybe next year he will get a right hook, who knows?

...

I Sat Belonely, I sat belonely down a tree,
humbled fat and small.
A little lady sing to me
I couldn't see at all.
I'm looking up and at the sky,
to find such wonderous voice.
Puzzly, puzzle, wonder why,
I hear but I have no choice.
'Speak up, come forth, you ravel me',
I potty menthol shout.
'I know you hiddy by this tree'.
But still she won't come out.
Such sofly singing lulled me sleep,
an hour or two or so
I wakeny slow and took a peep
and still no lady show.
Then suddy on a little twig
I thought I see a sight,
A tiny little tiny pig,
that sing with all it's might
'I thought you were a lady',I giggle, - well I may,
To my surprise the lady,
got up - and flew away.

2 comentaris:

  1. I hadn't come across these witty cameos before - thank you for sharing them, Brian.

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  2. You're welcome. I remember getting this and another book (A Spaniard in the Works!) from the school library when I was but a bairn, and freaking out. From here I jumped back in time to the Goons, harry Secombe, Spike etc, all thanks to John. It wasn't just his music that made the legend ...

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