Monday’s quiz

1. Who said, “Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different”?

2. Who wrote Agnes the Sheep?

3. What is the most common meter in English poetry.

4. Which river ruled Mona Anderson’s life?

5. What did the Magpies say in Denis Glover’s poem?

7 Responses to Monday’s quiz

  1. gravedodger says:

    1 pass
    2 Taylor cant remember forename but we spent a lot, possibly too much time around Turoa skifield in the 80s and I think he was mayor.
    3 Thought I knew but had to check so will pass
    4 The Wilberforce.It had to be forded with an old W W 2 4×4 truck and that was on a good day. Algidus station lies between the Wilberforce and the Mathias rivers.
    5 Quardle oodle ardle wordle doodle. I hope but It transformed into a delightful play
    , somewhat poignant and stirred strong memories of the returning servicemen of my childhood.

  2. pdm says:

    3. Iambic Pentameter.

    5. `Come On the Bay’ – they are all Hawkes Bay rugby supporters – as all Magpies should be!! lol.

  3. Paul Tremewan says:

    1 Katie Mansfield
    2 William Taylor
    3 The Wilberforce
    4 iambic as in W F N Watson’s poem ‘Iambic’

    The lady with the lamp
    Went round the ward one night,
    And there a vulgar scamp
    Gave her a fearful fright.’ From the book ‘How to be Well Versed in Poetry’, ed. E O Parrott, Penguin (1990)


  4. Paul Tremewan says:

    5 Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle.

    He also wrote ‘Looking at Death’

    Good God was most dismayed to learn
    That death was due to be be my turn.
    Good God (said God), keep him alive.
    I’m away on leave should he arrive.

    His poems may be seventy times seven,
    But damned if he gets into Heaven.

    [He was, as well, a partying colleague of my late father who was a pianist, during those hectic post war years! Again, small world!]

    Sorry about the three entries…. every time I hit the tab, it posted the draft!! And you can’t amend it once it’s posted!

  5. homepaddock says:

    Paul – I don’t know how to get an edit function on comments but I’ve deleted the first two attempts.

    Thanks for the extra info. Your father knew some very interesting people.

  6. PaulL says:

    Iambic pentameter is the only one I knew. Mr Dodger, you and I would between us almost be unstoppable. How about you fly over and help with the shed?

  7. gravedodger says:

    I agree with your view Paul but after my near death experience last Friday I aint goin nowhere. On hearing this update though Mrs GD is volunteering, all expenses paid.

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