Happy Words


This poem is dedicated to the memory of Nanny Gardner, my fabulouos grandmother, who died this morning.  She had such a love of life and always loved to laugh and be merry.  She brought such fun and liveliness to my childhood, and I am forever grateful to her for her love.  This is for her, and for my Grandpa and Dad and the rest of the family who are in such pain right now.  I have chosen a silly poem that I think Nanny would have enjoyed the ridiculousness of.

The wondrous Pinky!

The wondrous Pinky!

“Happy Words”

Boing is a super word,
As are Biscuit and Bird.
Apple’s not a bad one,
Or Comic, Candy or Crumb.
I like to hear Ruler,
Rubber, Randy, Rampant and Super.
Sometimes Drum is one I love,
And Spanner, Titmarsh, Gander and Glove.
But happy words come big and small,
And sometimes double barrelled like Swimming Pool.

Duck
Plum
Yonkers
Trifle
Pomegranate
Plinth
Sargasso

All these make me smile and laugh,
But the best by far is Pinky’s “NARF!”

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About hokusbloke
30-something radio producer/director/writer, owner & MD of Ladbroke Productions (the UK's oldest independent radio production company). Lover of far fetched fiction, scifi and fantasy, my cats and all thinks tech. I am also the Chair of the Radio Independents Group, a former Trustee of the Radio Academy, and a Fellow of the RSA. I co-wrote, produced and directed Robert Rankin's "The Brightonomicon" audio series, produce Dr Who audiobooks for the BBC, and directed several sci-fi radio plays for BBC Radio 4 in 2009. I am a strong advocate for more SF audio and radio...keep watching this space for upcoming news!

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