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Embarrassing confession

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    While washing the dishes last night I switched on Radio Four and found myself enjoying an adaptation of Fay Weldon's 'The Life and Loves of a She Devil'.

    There, I've said it, although I suspect it had a lot to do with the talented Hattie Morahan:

  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Radio 4 drama Vince?


    It'll be The Archers next.
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Not likely, but Radio Four do produce some good adaptations from time to time:

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  4. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I'm impressed by the 'washing the dishes' bit!
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  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I enjoy the symmetric features of the bubble congeries.
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  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    If that impresses you, then you should see me changing the bedding and doing the laundry!

    All to stave off the stack of marking sat 30cm away from me... hello marking.
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  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Hello marking my old friend
    I've come to write EBI on you again
    Because SLT's vision is creeping
    Dream of marking while sleeping.
    And dialogue is planted in my brain.
    SLT remains
    With the sound of marking.

    In restless dreams I mark alone
    With red pen on lined paper.
    Neath the glow of halogen lamp
    I turn my mind to hopes and dreams.
    When my life was stabbed by a SLT wielded knife
    That split my back
    And touched the sound of marking.

    And in the naked light I saw
    Ten thousand teachers, maybe more
    Teacher marking without caring
    SLT hearing without listening
    Teacher writing comments that pupils never read.
    And they never cared.
    Disturb the sound of marking.

    'Fools,' said I 'You do not know.
    Marking like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my pen that I might reach you.
    But my marking like blank pages fell
    And echoed in the offices of management.

    And the teachers bowed and prayed
    To the marking god they made
    And the policy flashed out its warning.
    In the words that it was forming
    And the sign said, 'Failure to comply with policy will result in capability'
    And detention halls
    And whisper in the sounds of marking

  8. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I use purple ink to mark (colour of the emperor, naturally)......
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  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I still can't figure out why the OP is embarrassed.
  10. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I was disappointed as I had hoped for something a bit more juicy by way of a confession.
  11. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

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  12. Alf58

    Alf58 Established commenter

    Although I thoroughly enjoyed the poem, did you compose it as an avoidance tactic?;)
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  13. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

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  14. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I did not watch it but if Baker played the debauched priest was then I might just seek it out.
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  15. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    It also featured a very creditable Dennis Waterman and Patricia Hodge, plus Julie T Wallace as the main character.
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  16. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    I thoroughly enjoyed fitting the words to the tune! So relieved it's such a long long time since I did marking!
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