Arts N’ Crafts

 

We love John Cooper Clarke’s biting, satirical, political and very funny verse that makes him one of Britain’s most important poets and performers. Delivered in his rapid-fire Manchester brogue, this is one of our favorites, obviously…

Out of bed into the Shed
To paint the wooden roses red
To ride a rocking quadruped
With a big idea in your head

 

Form and function in a line
The rudiments of good design
From the oaken leg to the fine wine
To table tops of melamine

 

There’s nothing that you couldn’t make
No effect you couldn’t fake
A pebble sprayed with metal flake
Would make a precious paperweight

 

Teddy bears to stuff with stuff
Like nylon mink from a lady’s muff
Cotton balls and a powder puff
Pom poms and pocket fluff

 

Stainless steel and a rock hard aura
The marble glance of a lost explorer
A heavy heart for the love of Nora
Chains of flowers on a draped amphora

 

Time time time to slay
Each crowded hour of every day
Where indolence is kept at bay
In an arty-crafy kinda way

 

Copyright © 2012 John Cooper Clarke All Rights Reserved. Posted by Brimstones.
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