Line(s) of the Day #ChocolateCake

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So I take a knife
I think I’ll just tidy that up a bit,
cut off the crumbly bits
scoop them all up
and into the mouth

oooooommm mmmm
nice.

Look at the cake again.

That looks a bit funny now,
one side doesn’t match the other
I’ll just even it up a bit, eh?

An excerpt from Chocolate Cake, a much-loved poem by British writer Michael Rosen. You can find it in its complete form here, where anyone who loves chocolate will identify with the child narrator. Barbra Streisand and Lora Brody would surely include themselves.

Line(s) of the Day #FortheFallen

Lawrence Binyon for the fallen

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Taken from the incredibly poignant poem For the Fallen by English poet Lawrence Binyon (1869 – 1943). Published in 1914, it is quoted on British memorial services for World War 1, as well as several other countries such as New Zealand and Australia. It seemed fitting to quote it here today, as it is 100 years today since the start of the infamous Battle of the Somme, where over one million men were wounded or killed.

Line(s) of the Day #TheTyger

William Blake poemTiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forest of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Taken from the poem ‘The Tyger’ from influential English poet William Blake, as published in the collection Songs of Experience (1794).