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Two funny old blokes who’ve had dicky hearts
Chatting and laughing about life’s fits and starts
Imagine a scene by a river if you wish
Of bucolic delight and of fugitive fish
Talking of nothing and something all day
Master and pupil at work and at play
The occasional catch loudly threatens the peace
Then a soft “And away” as it gains its release
Neither master nor pupil are encumbered by luck
As the lessons give way to a break for some tuck
With a pace and a mood so incredibly gentle
The fish in ‘Gone Fishing’ are quite incidental.

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    Thanks Drew. There was a lot of synonym searching before I came across ‘fugitive’. And when I’d found it, I knew it was right. I used to tell my students when I ran my Copywriting module that they must interrogate their thesauruses mercilessly, and not settle for second best.

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    Oh, and some advice please Drew. Should it be ‘Neither...nor’, of is ‘Neither...or’ OK (because the latter is very marginally easier to recite)? I’m never quite sure... not never!

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    Hahaha! You naughty boy Drew! Thanks for that. Amendment made and it still reads Oh Kaaaaay (=OKish).😊

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