Bipolar Mirror Poem and Reflection

Is happiness a neglect of duty? It seems that avoiding bad news is the best way to be happy if you’re single, unattached and comfortable financially. Travel can give you that freedom to be happy, as you’re away from the usual concerns you have at home.

Mirror Poem Reflection 

English: Rydal Mount, Gardens landscaped by Wi...

English: Rydal Mount, Gardens landscaped by William Wordsworth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetry correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth and wolves.

At home you feel like you can and should try and make a difference, even if the political system ultimately seems to do what it wants anyway.

However, when travelling or on holiday you can have other problems, such as feeling isolated or hassled.

26_sleeping soldiers. Very little was spoken b...

26_sleeping soldiers. Very little was spoken between us (Photo credit: Jim Surkamp)

Even if you escape humanity you can be left wondering why the world is the way it is, and if there’s any point to existence.

Of course there are good times too; and times when the world seems all wonderful and perfect.

I think that’s what Marc Latham was trying to say in his Mine Bipolar Mind poem available from the above link on fmpoetry.wordpress.com and included in his 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections book along with Reflection 13, which premieres online below:

Reflection 13

You cannot escape –
thinking you’re free
one side of the mind
on the same body.

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Doro Pesch Honour and Berri Sunshine Song

There’s been much debate in the greenYgrey world about the missing generational representative linking Debbie Harry and Taylor Momsen after Marc Latham’s Valentine’s Day Folding Mirror poem.

Doro Pesch @ Classic Rock Festival Hamburg

Doro Pesch @ Classic Rock Festival Hamburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Of course, we decided there didn’t need to be a link in a later blog, what with Debbie Harry still looking great, but if there was… it would be my honour to confirm that it is Doro Pesch, who started her heavy metal and rock career in Warlock before going solo.

Doro Pesch, Warlock Rock Legend

Hi, it’s Howlin’ Werewolf, satirical comedy music correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by blues legend Howlin’ Wolf.

Yes, Doro was always a strong candidate, and when we read on Wikipedia that she had ditched her leather for synthetic materials in her self-designed stage clothes in support of PETA, and supports females around the world through the Terre des Femmes charity we thought that she deserves her place among greats like Harry of Blondie fame and Momsen of The Pretty Reckless.

With Doro born in 1964, she fits perfectly into the Folding Middle line linking Debbie Harry born in 1945 and Taylor Momsen born in 1993. Three generations of beautiful women and raucous rockers.

greenYgrey Rebranding Song

Although rock and metal is always at the heart of the greenYgrey we like lots of music, from blues to punk, and country to dance.

So, when choosing a song to represent the greenYgrey’s promotion of yellow at the heart of green and grey we thought that Berri’s Sunshine After The Rain was the perfect song for the new greenYgrey image… and this week in Blighty!:

Another great song was recommended on YouTube, and when I watched it I noticed there was some great greenygreying along with voluptuous vocalising in JX’s Son Of A Gun:

and in Corona‘s Baby Baby too:

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Russia Fantasy Travel Inspires Coleridge Kublai Cheap Trick

While we miss the greenYgrey every day, it feels like a special occasion when we receive its latest news from its new rambles, which are at the moment continuing across Russia.

 From Russia With Love 

Dream Police

Dream Police (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac, satirical comedy travel writing correspondent at the Greenygrey. The above heading was a James Bond movie, and there’s a Cheap Trick reference in the latest episode of the greenYgrey’s all new thrilling fantasy travel by Google Maps literary epic comedy parody of the X Files.

Cheap Trick’s Live at the Budokan was recorded in Japan, and was a major success for them, full of great anthemic pop rock songs.

Snail Mail

I thought gYg had made a lot of progress when I read its post, but when I looked at the Google map I drew the conclusion that it had travelled too close to the road, slowing it down to a snail‘s pace.

snail

snail (Photo credit: tamaki)

Maybe it had shapeshifted into a snail. I can neither confirm or contradict that theory. I know as much as you do. gYg doesn’t mention any shapeshifting, but maybe it didn’t think it was relevant.

Anyway, here is episode 7: 6 stanzas of 5-line limericks:

XaW Files Chapter 1 Episode 7

It was getting late
I thought I’d wait
to the end of dusk
then heard Khabarovsk
show me the M58.

I crossed the River Amur
sensing underneath blue blur
the heart of a leopard or tiger
with no need for a decider
or break and rip cerulean fur.

Priamurskaya a few hours west
Kolyuchinskaya several days past
Koly was pre-Amur
Amur was pre-Priamur
Reaching skaya was sign for a rest.

Nikolaevka, Dezhnevka, Volochaevka
never did veer
until I reached Olgokhta
and tucked into a starter
main course, dessert and beer.

I made the leftovers into a sandwich
eaten on the far side of Smidovich
Aur led to Budukan
reminding me of a Cheap Trick
live album which made them rich.

Would my live touring words
ever make such inroads
I wandered loud on a highway
wondering Coleridge’s Xanadu Kublai
or west-travelling Genghis and hordes.

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Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.

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Springwatch Returns and Rachel Carson Anniversary

Google is celebrating what would have been the 107th birthday of Rachel Carson today. Carson was a marine biologist and one of the first environmentalists.

A Gordo Sunday cartoon marking the passing of ...

A Gordo Sunday cartoon marking the passing of Rachel Carson in 1964 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carson’s Silent Spring book  is considered a landmark in trying to turn around the largely uninhibited environmental degradation in the U.S.A. during the years preceding its publication in 1962.

Springwatch Returns

Meanwhile, in today’s U.K. Springwatch returned with my human parallel Chris Packham again leading the team.

Yes, regular readers probably guessed right, it’s Chris Packwolf, environmental correspondent at the Greenygrey.

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That’s Chris in the middle of a great greenYgrey photo flanked by his co-presenters Martin Hughes-Games and Michaela Strachan.

There was lots of great natural wonders on view in last night’s first episode of this season’s Springwatch, which just made it in time to start in spring! There was good news from Iolo Williams presenting from Scotland, where a white-tailed eagle re-introduction from Norway is going well. They had become extinct in Britain. Maybe one day it’ll be wolves…

While there was also lots of great greenYgrey action, the best was definitely provided by the live shots of a blue tit family, who contrary to their names had a lot more green, grey and yellow than blue.

Blue Tit nest

The chicks looked even more greenYgrey from above.

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Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix – French Open Tennis

It was another Mercedes/Team GG double at the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, while Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Alize Lim set the French Open agreenygrey on the first day.

Satirical Comedy Sports Report

Hi, it’s Martin ‘Werewolfie’ Adams, satirical comedy sports correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by darts legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.

It was lucky grey for Rory McIlroy in the PGA Golf, and for Rotherham in the League One play-off final at Wembley, with the green grass providing some great greenygrey action, but today I only have time for the sports that have given the greenYgrey the greatest success over the years… in a French connection double.

Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix

Yes, Team GG/Mercedes increased their lead at the top of the Formula 1 team championship after doing yet another 1-2 at the Monaco Grand Prix.

However, there was a change in the order, as Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton and also retook the lead in the drivers’ championship table.

Monaco Grand Prix - Race results

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There was some good news for old friendly foe original inspiration; along with Team GB; rivals Red Bull, as Daniel Ricciardo  took his first podium finish in third place.

Tennis: French Open

Roger Federer set the ball rolling at the French Open with a great gYgboo (greenYgrey boomerang) after comfortably winning his first round match.

Wearing grey, Federer found a green and yellow background to expertly pull off the gYgboo, and invoke memories of his glory days.

Fed-1

 

However, Federer’s performance proved to be only a prelude to the greenYgrey highlight of the day, as Serena Williams and Alize Lim provided a classic display of combined greenYgreying: when they shook hands at the end they probably achieved an upside down gYgboo x2, but we don’t have a photo to confirm it for you.

While the human world’s media was more interested in her sister Venus’s outfit, Serena embraced the greenYgrey rebranding in a bright yellow and grey outfit, and got in the full greenYgrey during breaks, using a green towel… and there was plenty of green courtside.

On the court, she combined well while defeating her good friend Lim, who wore a great greenYgrey top to match with the greenYgrey background and yellow ball.

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New Mirror Poem Mixes Life Philosophy with Natural World Metaphors

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, satirical comedy poetry correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wolfsworth. I forgot to tell you that last week’s Reflection 12 from 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections mirrored Human and Society Chicken and Egg Dilemma Oddly Solved, a poem posted on fmpoetry.wordpress.com just over three years ago.

New Mirror Poem

I was reminded of that because Marc Latham posted a new Folding Mirror poem on fmpoetry yesterday, and I have just imported it into the greenYgrey world. It mixes life philosophy with lots of natural world metaphors. Here it is:

Street scene in Hollindale

Street scene in Hollindale (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Translucent Fall, Rise Transparent

life’s monotonous dreamscape
colour on dancing shadows
less rational than raindrops
doing what comes naturally
breaking an ocean apart
before returning to cloud

swimming and flying, living and dying

is dry land closer
to sea or air
should we even care
it’s sensible to sleep
while moonshine paints haunting
death’s monochrome nightmares

Raindrops

Raindrops (Photo credit: Mariam S)

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Starbucks Chasing Coffee Lover Achieves Perfect gYgboo

We love a modicum of multitasking at the greenYgrey, and a story by Daniel Binns in Monday’s Metro had the greenYgrey lot.

Starbucks World Traveller

Hi, it’s Wolf Whitzer, intrepid satirical comedy news hound at the greenYgrey inspired by CNN legend Wolf Blitzer.

The Metro article told how coffee-loving Rafael Antonio Lozano Jr had spent over £100, 000 (U.S. $150,000) visiting over 11,000 Starbucks. His original ambition was to visit all Starbucks, when they only had 1,500 branches.

While the story is amazing, and as a coffee-loving world traveller myself I admire Rafael’s ambition, it was the photo that totally intrigued me.

Coffee fanatic tries to visit every Starbucks in the world. Fails.

greenYgrey Boomeranging: the gYgboo

Yes, Rafael has been supplementing his Starbucks search with a lotta greenYgrey boomeranging on the side.

While he may never achieve his ambition to visit all Starbucks because so many are opening all the time, he has achieved the complete greenYgrey boomerang.

Rafael achieved the perfect  gYgboo by wearing a grey shirt under the green Starbucks sign in sunshine.

The computer programmer might have been showboating with that shop, because under the obvious upper level there’s another greenYgrey layer, with the outside of the shop having a green and grey look, and yellow lighting inside.

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