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Pinter - a tribute


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

Writer Harold Pinter, a sublime caretaker

Of language exited the stage he graced.

No more birthday parties ... time for a wake

For this master of speech and due silences.

...

...

In sympathy, to be Pinteresque, I should end soon.

Cut the blather.

Curtain and silence falls.

 

 

(for a great Briton)

For reference 2 of Pinter's plays were The Caretaker and The Birthday Party. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The term Pinteresque was coined for his sparse style of dialogue.

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goldenlangur

Hello Frank,

 

 

Very well put:

 

Cut the blather.

Curtain and silence falls.

 

 

Your poem chimes well with the recent tribute to Pinter in the World Service News.

 

 

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Aleksandra

Nice dedicated poem, Frank.

 

These lines are powerful and moving:

 

No more birthday parties ... time for a wake

For this master of speech and due silences.

 

Well done.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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I'm not familiar with the writer (thanks for the footnote!), but I think your poem epitomizes him well:

No more birthday parties ... time for a wake ...

How Pinteresque!

 

Tony

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Frank E Gibbard

Thanks guys. I was incredibly proud when he got the big prize. So sad now he is gone. Frank

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