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Villanelle : Who has it the way he or she wants it

      for Stephen Hawking, à dieu !

Who has it the way he or she wants it
   Unless the World's mistaken : not e'en Trump
Maybe Dalai Lama's got the secret

Pats Amanpour on the cheek and lumps it
   But Net-Any-Ahoos ride high during slump
Who has it the way he or she wants it

E'en Brits have hard time trying to Brexit
   With Putin vying with Xi to dump Trump
Maybe Dalai Lama's got the secret

E'en the hard-sweating man seldom makes it
   Try as he might someone grips on to rump
Who has it the way he or she wants it

ANZAC NATO and what you may call it
   All contrive to keep small nations in dump
Maybe Dalai Lama's got the secret

Out of the Black Hole alas Hawking made it
   Now all we've got : World according to Grump
Who has it the way he or she wants it
Maybe Dalai Lama's got the secret

© T. Wignesan - Paris, 2018

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Date: 3/15/2018 4:06:00 PM
Is it not called a pull shot? With reference to holi then i assume you are from Indian descent... I see you have been to a few European countries... very nice adventure..
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Date: 3/15/2018 11:52:00 PM
...yes, I'm Indian, and banned from those parts, have been on the RUN ever since: if you call that "adventure", then Columbus was on pleasure cruise! ...yes, too, for the "pull-shot" - you pull the ball in its own momentum and send it hurtling over fine and square leg. You need not look, just listen to the "crack" reverberating as the ball whizzes past the boundary line. Wignesan
Date: 3/15/2018 1:40:00 PM
A few cricketers have achieved it. I am not into rugby, so no hookers there... are you Asian?
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Date: 3/15/2018 3:42:00 PM
Yes, I'm all shot-through South & Southeast Asian, though my adult life is European-based: England, West Germany, Spain and France. By "hooking" the ball in cricket, I mean "swiping/sweeping" the ball over the leg-field; that is, by pulling at it in an outright swing. No reference to the rugby "hooker" of course. Yes, I've heard of 36-run overs, but never witnessed it, myself. Wignesan
Date: 3/15/2018 10:36:00 AM
I would probably hit your for six sixes in an over my friend lol...
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Date: 3/15/2018 12:15:00 PM
That would be a real "holi-Day" for the fielders and the wicket-keeper! 36 runs in an over! Never saw that done, excepting with tennis balls in a backyard field. But I don't doubt you: still waters run... I knew you were a hooker over the leg field! Every good wish. Wignesan
Date: 3/15/2018 7:25:00 AM
You do this form so well..
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Date: 3/15/2018 9:54:00 AM
...but my "leg-breaks", I like to think, are even better! Your nom de plume, if at all, is a misnomer: you're anything but the Silent One. I'm just pulling your leg while I'm tossing a well grounded leg-spin. Hope you wouldn't mind having your off-stump toppled-over, uprooted! Thanks a lot for the kudos. Every good wish. Wignesan
Date: 3/15/2018 4:00:00 AM
He is publishing his secrets in 4 volumes, great poem!
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Date: 3/15/2018 9:47:00 AM
Bonjour, King Arthur! Your comment makes it extremely difficult for me to respond. Yes, four vols. and more (4 novels, 2 memoirs, 1 sh-st.col., several articles, etc.,) and I'm not finished, for the ENEMY is implacable, INTOUCHABLE, non-destructible: it changes hands every elections. "Great"? by no means, Sir, but THANKS all the same. Wignesan