Rhymes More Ribald
by Clive Murphy
Clive Murphy's sixth book of verse is now available from the author under the imprint of Brick Lane Books, 132 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU @ £9.95 (inc. p&p) per copy.
As Spurt Magazine said of 'Sodomy Is Not Enough!' this, too, is 'Acid cut into sugar... No one is spared' and it is also a 'Cornucopia of bawdiness from a punster to rival Thomas Hood' in the words of Francis King. Indeed, Clive Murphy's six volumes of verse amount to a mini comédie humaine, an epos wryly summarising the gay world, its foibles & its attitudes.
Of the 74 poems of 'Heavenly Blue',
these are three
Dissatisfaction in a Lay-by
"I'm sorry. I'm calling a halt to this juncture.
You asked for a blow job. I think you've a puncture."
The Marvellously Eccentric Mr. Ali
Mr. Ali is a flasher.
Allah be praised for he's a smasher.
With pig-lungs (lights) around his suite
He flashes most in Bacon Street.
Was ever Muslim rasher?
O Rose Thou Art Sick
Your love died
And Oh the pain.
Even to hate you then I tried -
How long will Lust remain?