Saturday, 25 April 2009

The Kettle

Here is a poem from the poet John Agard - I love it.

Put the kettle on.

Put the kettle on.

It is the British answer

to Armageddon.

Never mind the taxes rise,

never mind trains are late.

There’s one thing you can be sure of

and that’s the kettle mate!

It’s not whether you lose,

It not whether you win,

It’s whether or not you’ve

plugged the kettle in.

May the kettle ever hiss,

may the kettle ever steam,

it is the engine that drives our nations dream.

Long live the kettle

that rules over us.

May it be lime scale free

and may it never rust.

Sing it on the beaches,

sing it from the house tops;

the sun may set on empire

but the kettle never stops.


Holly said...

My friend met him...lovely bloke.

CG said...

That was an awesome poem haha ...seriously I loved it. :)

Candice Chin said...

sweet. i like the lime scales bit. lol

Luna said...

hahah brilliant. the apocalypse conquered by tea :)

Saffas said...

I do love John Agard such a talented man. Was introduced to his work through school GCSE's believe or not lol.. the good days. Nice post Jazza!