Writing 201: Poetry; Day 9: Landscape, Found Poetry, Enumeratio


 Just a load of codswollip


G’day mate!

Ya look like a stunned mullet,
chucking a sickie ?

Came a bit of a gutser there
jobs down the gurgler
I’m buggered, broke and bewildered
was sprung gabbin on the dog and bone
in my bag of fruit

fits like a bum in a bucket
me face full of fungus
was as welcome as a beer in Kindergarten

the mug boss was full as a goog
chucked a fair dinkum wobbly
did his bloody block
gave me the bloody bullet

Bugger me dead!
what a load of old cobblers
ya got the rough end of the pineapple cobber
ya bloods worth bottling mate

Talk about the lucky country
we’re stuck in the middle of bloody Woop-Woop
dry as a bulls bum going up a hill backwards
dig a hole and bury me mate, it just don’t get better than this!

Wanta wet ya whistle?

Na, better hit the frog ‘n toad
go home to the ball and chain and billy lids
between you me and the gatepost..
she’s in the pudding club again

Strewth; fair suck of the sav
don’t come the raw prawn with me mate!
yer gotta be pulling me chain

Na ridgy-didge

What do you think it is, Bushweek?

Get off yer bloody high horse mate
I need this like a motorbike needs a bloody ashtray

You’ve got two chances in hell mate: Buckley’s and none

Fair dinkum mate a bloke’s buggered
ya can’t have one foot either side of the fence if it’s made from barbed wire.

hooroo I’m off like a bucket of prawns in the hot sun

Hooroo mate good luck.


7 comments on “Writing 201: Poetry; Day 9: Landscape, Found Poetry, Enumeratio

    • G’day Maspring,
      Thank you, it was a lot of fun putting it together, growing up in the bush I was familiar with the lingo, but not the origin, I have Googled it for you … Buckley’s. noun Colloquial
      1 Also, Buckley’s chance, Buckley’s hope. a very slim chance; forlorn hope:
      2 Buckley’s and none, (humorous) two chances amounting to next to no chance.
      [? from William BUCKLEY, influenced by the pun on the name of the former Melbourne department store, Buckley and Nunn]

      In the 1850’s Buckley and Nunn was a department store, when Mr Buckley sold his share to Mr Nunn leaving himself with none … theory has it the Pun was born.
      Hope it makes sense to you now 😉

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      • Thanks Muzzy. Love the explanation.

        We have ‘Hobson’s Choice which derives from a Thomas Hobson †1631 English liveryman, who required every customer to take the horse nearest the door, so in effect no choice at all.
        First Known Use: 1649.

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