Wednesday, February 05, 2014

LOOKING FORWARD / LOOKING BACK...

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW...

Hello beasties!

This week I'm looking both forward and back a little... Firstly I'm going to tell you about a few of my favourite pieces from my next collection, A YETI WAY OF THINKING not to mention including some links from previous blog posts of pieces that are from this book.

I'll be ending this week's post with something from my most recently published book - NOT AS SHY AS I WAS... but let's look forward first!

A YETI WAY OF THINKING

Some of my favourite poems from this book I have already posted on the blog... I began writing the collection back in September 2012 - so it's been evolving slowly over the last eighteen months.

Poems from the collection...

ZOMBIE TAXI-DRIVER
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_10_27_archive.html

YOU'LL DO
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_10_20_archive.html

THE DREADED LURGY
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_09_15_archive.html

THE BALLAD OF BURT AND GRIS
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_09_01_archive.html

MYSTERY HEN
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_08_11_archive.html

PICCADILLY IS A RUBBISH CIRCUS
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_04_14_archive.html

AUGUSTUS THE TRUSTY GUIDANCE PIG
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_02_24_archive.html

A YETI WAY OF THINKING
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_01_13_archive.html

ARE THEY AWARE I'M A WEREWOLF?
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2012_10_28_archive.html

A number of stories...

A PERFECT CASE FOR CHARITY
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2014_01_26_archive.html

IN MEMORY OF
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2014_01_19_archive.html

TINSEL
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_12_22_archive.html

RUNNING ON EMPTY
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_07_07_archive.html

A CULT FOLLOWING
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_05_05_archive.html

A HARMLESS PRANK
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_04_28_archive.html

HIS CHRISTMAS CARDS
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2012_12_23_archive.html

THE MORNING AFTER HALLOWEEN
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2012_10_28_archive.html

Whilst I'm here I'd like to enthuse, for the last time in a while. about my latest collection, NOT AS SHY AS I WAS - as published back in November. I'm including one of the dafter poems, WIGS AND CO, at the end of this post - but firstly here is my last plug for the book, as follows:

NOT AS SHY AS I WAS contains over 70 new poems, stories and vignettes by Paul Chandler, a.k.a. Shy Yeti, written between January and September 2012. They include: THE BEAST OF FRIENDS, DRUNK ELK, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, EVIL IVY, MINE OWN MINOTAUR, ONCE I LOST MY HEART TO A CORNISH PASTY, A YETI IN A HAT and many more… NOT AS SHY AS I WAS is 288 pages long and contains photos by Paul Chandler and artwork by Adam M Botsford, Paul Webster and Pete Katsiaounis.

Paperback: www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/not-as-shy-as-i-was/14135195 £9.99

Hardback: www.lulu.com/shop/paul-chandler/not-as-shy-as-i-was/hardcover/product-21317217.html £15.99

Next week, I'll be continuing my wonder down memory lane - before we head to the future for the rest of this month's post, but I won't say any more about that for a week or two.

More soon!

Paul xx


WIGS AND CO…


Wigs and co –
Look splendid…
If you've got the type of head…
That needs some extra glamour –
Or a little extra cred…
Wigs can do a bit for baldies –
When it's is cold outside at night!
Wigs can do a lot for shorties –
Should they need some extra height!
Wigs can save your sorry life;
Should you be eaten by a snake…
You'll be coughed up as a fur-ball;
T'was just some slippery mistake!
A wig looks good upon your goldfish –
A wig looks good inside a net…
A wig can be a work of art –
And it can make a faithful pet!

 
Wigs and co –
Look super…
If you've got a lack of hair…
If we're distracted by your bonce –
If we be blinded by the glare!
Wigs can keep your tootsies warm…
Yes, they can muffle out the chill!
Wigs are really cynic-proof –
And they can fill you full of thrill!
Wigs can keep your homestead clean!
Yes, they are rarely known to rust...
You can sweep away the grime –
And keep your loved ones free of dust!
A wig looks fab upon your noggin...
A wig looks grand and never weird!
A wig looks great upon your chin...
When it's mistaken for a beard!

 
Wigs and co –
Look gorgeous …
If you're shiny up on top!
Or should wish to be a dandy...
Or some preening type of fop!
Wigs can hide your lunch from strangers;
They can shelter baby bears!
Wigs look good on mad professors –
Who have lost their bouffant hairs!
Wigs can wow the crowds at parties...
With their anecdotes and wit!
You can take them out on walks...
And they may beg, play dead or sit!
A wig looks hot with lots of tinsel…
A wig looks cool in candle-light...
A wig looks really rather tasty;
But I really wouldn’t take a bite!?!

 
Wigs and co –
Look awesome...
We all need a bit of glam!
But there are some who find them fake...
And claim toupees as such a sham!
Wigs can make the whole world grin;
Yes, they can entertain the troops!
Wigs are very keen to please and…
For applause will jump through hoops!
Wigs can make a cow look chic…
Can be the making of a piggy!
They can cure the common cold;
By simply being very wiggy!
A wig looks good when you’re asleep!
A wig looks fine when you are running!
A wig can be your new best friend...
You are in style!
My dear… You’re stunning!

PS Here are links to a poem and a story which are also in NOT AS SHY AS I WAS.

A poem:

WE'RE ALL JUST BRAINS
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_11_24_archive.html

A story:

COMING UNRAVELLED
http://www.thedaffypoet.blogspot.co.uk/2013_10_13_archive.html



This post is Copyright Paul Chandler 2014. Thanks to Toby W for the use of the above photo.

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