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    Marmalade.

    Finally I cook the perfect toast
    It springs into the air
    As Bill Withers sings Lovely Day
    In digital radio perfection
    I open a jar of marmalade
    It looks amazing
    Orange rind in golden jelly
    Smells amazing
    I don’t like it
    I spread it on my perfect toast
    And show it the bin
    I could text somebody
    Beginning with...
    B
    It brings up Brian
    He’s a knob
    I text Brian you are a knob
    And I know he will think I’m joking
    As he’s a knob
    I need snap crackle and pop
    I pour on milk and listen
    Who’s to say which is which?
    I need to open curtains
    Opening curtains is the way to start the day
    A dramatic swoosh
    To welcome in the grey
    I could turn the fridge upside down
    So the freezer’s on the top
    I could go back to bed
    And bring all this
    To a stop
    I could have peanut butter
    Wear stilettos
    Start a fight
    Or watch morning tv
    I’m on trip advisor
    Looking at the best hotels to stay
    At places I don’t want to be
    Im misremembering
    Childhood holidays
    Repainting them
    In a golden sandy hue
    Walking up the stairs
    Arms out stretched
    Taking off
    I’m running a bath and creating bubbles
    Every last bubble owes me
    I’m glad to be alive
    With bed sheet wings
    And the window open wide.
    Last edited by Jerrybaldy; 06-12-2018 at 04:49 PM.

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    Marmalade.
    Finally I cook the perfect toast
    It springs into the air
    As Bill Withers sings Lovely Day
    In digital radio perfection
    I open a jar of marmalade
    It looks amazing
    Orange rind in golden jelly
    Smells amazing
    I donít like it
    I spread it on my perfect toast
    And show it the bin
    I could text somebody
    Beginning with...
    B
    It brings up Brian
    Heís a knob
    I text Brian you are a knob
    And I know he will think Iím joking
    As heís a knob
    I need snap crackle and pop
    I pour on milk and listen
    Whoís to say which is which?
    I need to open curtains
    Opening curtains is the way to start the day
    A dramatic swoosh
    To welcome in the grey
    I could turn the fridge upside down
    So the freezerís on the top
    I could go back to bed
    And bring all this
    To a stop
    I could have peanut butter
    Wear stilettos
    Start a fight
    Or watch morning tv
    Iím on trip advisor
    Looking at the best hotels to stay
    At places I donít want to be
    Im misremembering
    Childhood holidays
    Repainting them
    In a golden sandy hue
    Walking up the stairs
    Arms out stretched
    Taking off
    Iím running a bath and creating bubbles
    Every last bubble owes me
    Iím glad to be alive
    With bed sheet wings
    And the window wide.
    A visual feast ! (and I just perusing Rimbaud)... Bravo!

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmalade_(band)

    "The Marmalade is a Scottish pop rock band from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as The Gaylords, and then later billed as Dean Ford and the Gaylords. In 1966 they changed the band name to The Marmalade. The most successful period for the band, in terms of UK chart success, was between 1968 and 1972. From the early 1970s, after the original players began to drift away, the band evolved with many further changes and still exists to this day touring the nostalgia circuit. With the departure of Graham Knight in September 2010, there are now no original Marmalade members remaining in the band."

    One of the successful British Intervention bands of the 1960s Following the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

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    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Certainly not https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4LWIP7SAjY (lol)

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    Good one, JB. I'm fairly certain there was a literary cat called marmalade as well. But don't let me muddy your waters

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    I am in the process of learning all about the "British Intervention" in pop music. But I am posting about it in a number of different topics. So why is this thread called "Marmalade"?

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    Itīs the name of Jerrybaldyīs poem, that opens the tread. You were probably diverted by the songs that were posted afterwards.
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Yes, I realise that. I chose The Marmalade as the one to write about. I wasn't diverted, but the rest of the items followed up with their own versions. My question remained unanswered. It is an interesting topic, and Jerrybaldy's poem does it well. Here especially:

    Im misremembering
    Childhood holidays
    Repainting them
    In a golden sandy hue
    Walking up the stairs
    Arms out stretched
    Taking off
    I’m running a bath and creating bubbles
    Every last bubble owes me
    I’m glad to be alive
    With bed sheet wings
    And the window wide.

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    Hi Dreamwoven.
    I could say that I titled it Marmalade as I go on to say that it’s amazing, but then throw it away, symbolic of how we treat the people we love, but to be honest I just plucked it from the verse as a good word for the title.
    Thanks to you and everybody who read and commented.
    JB
    Last edited by Jerrybaldy; 05-03-2018 at 10:03 AM.

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    I really like this, the details bring your morning scene to life

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    Thanks motherofpearl. Few people comment on anything buried as many pages down as this must have been.

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    Like it. I have recently just found a love for marmalade.

    Very weird poem.

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