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Glastonbury Begins World Cup Rest Day Reflections

life seems without meaning
until you see death
providing a finishing line
and then the game begins
you choose your best side
trying to stay alive instead of die.

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, satirical comedy poetry correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth. I hope you don’t mind a morsel of middle-age maudling in the above introduction.

There’s double news today, to match the double reflection that reflected The Futility of Life and Death in 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections. Futility of Life and Death was published on fmpoetry.wordpress.com in April, 2011.

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It’s great that greenYgrey is headlining the poster of Glastonbury, England’s premier music festival, line-up bill this year, supported by the likes of Blondie, Metallica, Kasabian and Fatboy Slim.

The first part of Reflection 18, which mirrors my introduction more than Glastonbury’s fun vibe, although Lana Del Ray is playing there and has said similar recently, was: ‘I’ve fantasised about creating life, but dreamt about ending my own more. Suicide was my parachute, knowing it was there helped keep my plane on course when it was in trouble.’

South American Football Good News Story

After the Luis Suarez biting incident it could be easy to forget what a good world cup Brazil has provided so far, and the positives of South American football. Neymar and Messi have delivered for Brazil and Argentina, but the best South American football has probably been played by Columbia and Chile. Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon came on to become the oldest player at a World Cup finals

There was a nice touch at the end of Columbia’s third game, when they sent on reserve goalie Mondragon for the last five minutes of the game. At 43 he became the oldest player to play at a World Cup, and also became the oldest player to gYgboo (greenYgrey boomerang) too! Not bad work for 5 minutes of time!!

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However, the second part of Reflection 18 is more in line with Suarez’s bite! Although it’s more about bipolarity and depression in the mind than actual vampires!!

Vampires are All in the Mind

Molars dig deep
through unconscious neck
into conscious brain
draining lifeblood from mood.

Hourglass inverted
serotonin drains away
you join the living dead
for another day.

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World Cup and Big Brother News For You

World Cup 2014 in Brazil is dominating the television screens in Blighty, but it’s not only Brazilian greenYgrey on offer, as British television studios, politicians and sets continue the British greenYgreying craze.

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent inspired by Harry Hill. First of all, what a game that was last night between Netherlands and Spain. It was a truly classic game. Congratulations to the Dutch, and commiserations to the Spanish; the latter have enjoyed loads of success over the last decade, and may bounce back like they did from opening game defeat four years ago.

World Cup Match of the Day

The BBC’s Match of the Day studio has got into the Brazil World Cup spirit with a great greenYgrey studio layout.

Screenshot (16)Match of the Day studio

Rumour has it in the greenYgrey world that the BBC‘s current affairs comedy quiz show Have I Got News For You is looking for an eventual replacement for greenYgrey favourite Paul Merton in the greenYgrey world… although we like and respect Ian Hislop too. Perhaps that’s why they had an old-fashioned greenygreying politician photo on…

Screenshot (15)Have I Got News For You

Celebrity Big Brother

Greenygrey/greenYgrey historians, like Tony Loboinson, know the World Cup is not the only human event taking place now with an important place in Greenygrey/greenYgrey history.

Yes, avid greenYgreyliens and readers of the greenYgrey world biography will have guessed that it’s Celebrity Big Brother, after Greenygrey won Celebrity Big Brother Alpha Werewolf many moons ago.

Celebrity Big Brother is taking place in the Channel 5 world now, after moving from Channel 4, and has a great greenygrey set this year.

World Cup 2014 Brazil Kick-Off

The football World Cup 2014 kicks off tonight in Brazil, and one thing’s for sure, there’ll be lots of greenYgreying going on, what with the Brazilian flag and kit including two of the three essential elements, and the Brazilian coaches often wearing grey tracksuits.

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

Brazil World Cup 2014 

JK statue at Brasilia DF, Brasil, after FIFA's...
JK statue at Brasilia DF, Brasil, after FIFA’s announcement of Brazil as host country to World Cup 2014 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

World cup 2014 starts with the hosts entertaining Croatia tonight at 21.00 G.M.T.

On Friday the pick of the games is Netherlands v Spain, then on Saturday it’s England v Italy.

That’s subjective of course, and doesn’t mean they’ll be the best games.

Mexico v Cameroon and Chile v Australia will be the top games for fans of those four countries on Friday, and they may provide better games.

On Saturday, the same is true for Columbia v Greece and Uruguay v Costa Rica before the late game.

World Cup History 

The World Cup of course plays a big part in Greenygrey/greenYgrey history. The Grand Council took over the Greenygrey world in 2010 after stating it wasn’t happy with the Greenygrey’s World Cup predictions accuracy.

As still described on the Australia Traveller blog, Greenygrey was then divided, with Green imprisoned while Grey was deported to Oz. They didn’t know Y at the time.

This of course led to Grey’s epic Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps book, after Green escaped the Grand Council’s clutches, and Grey returned to the liberated Greenygrey world.

Link for Amazon book and kindle.
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Link for multiple Ereaders at Smashwords.

Pious Poetry Precedes Pietry in ‘mania’s Melton Mowbray

One line’s text disappears
when I click delete
and the next seems to jump
to a rhythmic beat
joining other words in ver… tical… dict
poetic justice complete.

Poetry Explanation before Cheesy Temptation 

Melton Mowbray Hotel, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania
Melton Mowbray Hotel, Melton Mowbray, Tasmania (Photo credit: lokulin)

Hi, it’s Greenygrey, with the latest episode of Grey’s greatest solo adventure: Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google MapsI just deleted some text listening to Pete Tong‘s Essential Selection Miami Special, and the poetic words above seemed to jump into my mind and dance around.

I’ve got rid of them now, so here’s the next episode, which sees the quackers quartet reach Tasmania‘s Melton Mowbray, which reminded Grey of the town of the same name in Blighty.

61.  BEYOND THE LAND OF CHEESE, WOLFRAM IS KING 

We thanked the horses for the lift, and raced north. I didn’t know it at the time, but Hobart turned out to be the most southerly point of my Ozyssey.

Melton Mowbray is Cheesy Delicious 

Tarte aux épinards et fromage, spinach and che...
spinach and cheese pie (Photo credit: HatM)

We reached Melton Mowbray in time for dinner/supper, and saw a sign advertising The Scrumptioust Salubrious Surprise Supper Pie in South Oz. We agreed it looked too good to miss, so we called into the food emporium advertising it.

The surprise turned out to be that there was only cheese included in the pie. It was still delicious, but we couldn’t help thinking the advertising had been somewhat cheesy.

Wolfram powder

King Wolfram is a Grey Tonic 

The dust sandy path took on a greyish appearance after Melton Mowbray. Angry told us it was because Wolfram was king here.

I thought it must be nonsense, and was shocked that something grey and wolfish could be king. Shock later turned to flabbergastation when I saw a piece of wolfram. Not only was it grey, but it also looked greeny in sunlight.

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Notes 

The Melton Mowbray in England is famous for food.
Central Tasmania has many wolfram (tungsten) mines.

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Numskulls Nostalgia after Inhabited Bridges Scenic Reminder

Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman. I was reminded of my greenygrey scenic bridges Greenygrey blog debut last week when I saw the eMORFES inhabited bridges post on their wordpress blog. 

When I’d recovered from my numskull nostalgia I was delighted to see that there is a greenygrey element to all the bridge photos on eMORFES. Chengyang is again featured. Here’s my favourites from the others:

I liked the subtle greenygrey in the water below Pulteney Bridge in  England, and there is more greenygrey via trees and roofs:

Pulteney Bridge-UK

There is more greenygrey subtlety underlying Ponte Vecchio in Italy:

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It’s greenygrey in the middle; of this image and the images in this blog; for the Kramerbrucke Bridge in Germany:

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The greenygrey stands out at the Chenonceau in France:

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And finally, there are layers of greenygrey at the Covered Bridge in Bulgaria:

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Haiku Journey on River Dart by Jean Knill

Jean Knill has kindly allowed us to publish her haiku journey on the River Dart. The river flows through the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England.
Jean’s Nature’s Kaleidoscope Folding Mirror poem had the most comments on fmpoetry last year. 
Haiku was the main inspiration for Marc Latham initialising  the Folding Mirror poetry form, and as far as Marc can analyse, Jean provides fantastic haiku examples both in form and quality.
Here’s Jean’s haiku journey, followed by her website link:
Newbridge on the River Dart near Spitchwick on...
Newbridge on the River Dart near Spitchwick on Dartmoor. The stretch here is popular with canoeists. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
On the River Dart 
We board at Totnes
on a cloudy autumn morn.
What delights await?
Ankle deep in mud,
heron standing regally
till its lunch swims by.
Red fox on the bank,
sated belly near the ground,
slinking slowly home.
Buzzards spiralling
as small birds flock together.
Safety in numbers.
Seal heads popping up,
inviting us to join them
for some water play.
Weary parent seals
look on from resting places,
floating wood pontoons.
Houses crowd the banks,
places reached by narrow lanes
for a quiet life.
Boats are moored here too
heralding Dartmouth’s approach
and the open sea.
Boarding for return,
rain drives us all to shelter
till the sun comes out.
Precipitating
raindrops pattern the water
all around the boat.
Bright shafts of sunlight
make the river spark and gleam
for an interlude.
Lower tide reveals
weird shapes of weed covered roots
of the trees above.
Totnes here we come,
disembark the tourist’s boat
for our homebound drive.
We will remember
how we spent a lovely day
on the River Dart.
Jean muses at: http://jakill-jeansmusings.blogspot.co.uk/
Shows the River Dart at Totnes in Devon lookin...
Shows the River Dart at Totnes in Devon looking upstream to the bridges (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Woodland Trust Applaud Forestry Panel Report

Hi, it’s Wolf Whistzer, newshound at Greenygrey News. The Independent Panel on Forestry have published their report on England‘s forestry, and we’re delighted to see that the Greenygrey has been included in their findings:

Protecting England’s Forests

The report also called for the preservation of ancient woodland and the planting of more trees to create new woodland, which are both key elements in keeping us greenygrey rather than just grey.

The full report is available on the Woodland Trust website.

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