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I am an International Man of Mystery - born in Trinidad, raised in New Zealand, and living in Australia. My earliest influences lyrically were those of the Calypsonians of the 1960s, the greatest being old Birdie himself the Mighty Sparrow as well as the joyful songs of The Merrymen. Later in my teens I was struck by the power of words and language from the mercurial pen of Bob Dylan. The first poem I ever wrote was in 1975 at the age of 14 for a class assignment. I copied the lyrics from the Pink Floyd song "Money" and got a great mark from my teacher, Mrs Laird. She congratulated me on my effort and creativity (something I possessed very little of in school) and so I eventually came clean and had to re-write it. She did commend me on my honesty and choice of lyric though and did what good teachers do, engage and encourage. It could have been worse - I nearly chose a Frank Zappa song that would have been highly inappropriate! My poetry is very much like me - a work in progress. I often revisit and revise my catalogue as I grow as a writer and am grateful for any constructive advice. The real writer and talent in my family is my wife who is more an author than a poet, but she is far too sensible to bare her soul to the world. I, however, am not! I love my golf, my cricket and my Rugby League (that's a similar sport to Rugby for all my non-European/Australasian readers) and support Russell Crowe's team, the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs and the North Queensland Cowboys in the Australian NRL (National Rugby League). Go the Bunnies and go the Cowboys!

Note: I am a proud Conservative and Christian so if that triggers you just keep out of my way. Take your progressive New Age world view someplace else.

 


FUN FACT

Blog Posted:2/18/2021 3:36:00 PM

 

The seven days of the week are named after ancient Gods and planets.

 

Sun-day

Moon-day

Tiw's-day ------- Tiw, Norse God of war.

Woden's-day ------- Odin

Thor's-day ------- Thor

Frigg's-day ------- Frigg is the old English version of Freya, wife of Woden (Odin).

Saturn-day

 

Currently it is 9.35am Frigg's-day morning here in Oz and I'm at the office at my desk wishing I was friggin someplace else!

 

 

 

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Date: 2/25/2021 3:46:00 PM
Frigg me, doesn't time fly - it's Frigg's-day again already.
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Date: 2/24/2021 5:41:00 AM
It’s Thor’s-day tomorrow and that means pub night so I’ll probably get hammered!
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Date: 2/22/2021 4:39:00 PM
Little known fact - they named Taco Tuesday after Taco-Tiw, the Mexican god of delicious food. Thanks for the fun blog, Keith!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/22/2021 5:44:00 PM
Hmm, it's Taco Tuesday here in Oz and it's almost lunchtime. The cupboard's bare here at work so I might have to settle for a cracker and set my sights on Fajita Friday. Cheers John.
Date: 2/21/2021 3:59:00 PM
Okay folks, well the weekend is over and I'm back at the office. I hate Moon-days...there's just no atmosphere!
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Date: 2/21/2021 12:22:00 AM
Just past midnight in Wayne Manor...that would make it a sinister Sun-day with bringing illumination of bullies as my Bat-task today. Salute, Truthslayer Keith. :)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/21/2021 3:03:00 AM
The Dark Knight goes into the dark night while Gotham sleeps. We salute you too. Bullies beware...KAPOW!
Date: 2/20/2021 3:13:00 PM
so I am a moon child then!! I liked this!
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Date: 2/20/2021 7:11:00 PM
I was born on a Frigg’s-day. Makes sense!
Date: 2/20/2021 3:14:00 AM
It’s now Saturn-day night in Oz but hey, it does have a nice ring to it!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/20/2021 8:29:00 PM
Another Fun Fact huh ? :) Something you do in your spare time. Maybe..
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/20/2021 8:10:00 PM
My wife has more rings than Saturn. I’ve given up counting them.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 2/20/2021 7:25:00 PM
:) Of course ! Counting the Rings, were you ?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/20/2021 7:09:00 PM
John, I stayed up all night thinking about Sun-day, then it dawned on me!
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John lawless
Date: 2/20/2021 7:17:00 AM
Oh, God, will the punishment never cease
Date: 2/19/2021 1:06:00 PM
just another "friggin'" Friday.....The gods must be crazy...
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Date: 2/19/2021 2:51:00 AM
Keith, what a great blog, I never knew that about the days of the week so thanks for sharing, it makes so much sense now, so its 5:47 am on Friggs day here in my city in bitter cold Canada (-14) and why, why am I not in my cozy bed still dreaming for a few hours instead of drinking cafe and wandering poetry soup _Constance
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