Friday, 26 November 2010

EVENSONG: Roy Harper - When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease




21 comments:

jgm2 said...

Continuing the cricket metaphor...

'For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.'

Roy Harper. Used to play the 'Red Lion' in Kings Heath.

Verge said...

"All our games funeral games"

(Louis Macniece)

mrs narcolept said...

oh mr ishmael

x

Edgar said...

Mr Ishmael, I don't know what to say ...

mongoose said...

Poor old you, Mr I.

black hole sunset said...

Condolences to you, Mr Ishmael, and blessings for Buster. How very sad.

the noblest prospect said...

So sorry to hear the sad news, Mr Ishmael.

He's had a good innings.

The wee Prospects and I will miss his antics.

NightJack said...

Very sad news Mr I. It has taken the shine right off my day. Though I never saw Buster I learned something of his life here. Enough to irrationaly care what happens anyway. So goodbye Buster the blog dog and thanks for the story of you going to the vets that reduced me to helpless laughter.

Anonymous said...

Condolences offered to you, Mr Ishmael, on the loss of your great little fearless friend.
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Woman on a Raft said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend.

Rightwinggit said...

I too have raged against the darkness upon losing small friendly quadrupeds.

Gasky said...

My sincere condolences Mr Ish, think not of his passing, but of a life well lived, a companionship well shared and of love never witheld.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Gasky for putting it so well. Echo those comments. Sorry for your loss Mr Ishmael and thinking of you and Buster

Mike said...

Had a good innings, though, Mr I. Condolences.

Ragarse said...

Such sad moments mr Ish, such sorrow, deserving of our tears.

yardarm said...

May it be an eternal summer day on the lawn for him.

PT Barnum said...

Oh no, Mr Ishmael, oh no. So wretchedly sad. These animals we share our lives with so often seem to be the best of ourselves, and their passing is a unique and terrible pain. May his end have been quiet and calm.

a young anglo-irish catholic said...

Animals, better than people...

honest, not make up

Dick the Prick said...

Oh bugger. Hope the old fella didn't suffer much.

lilith said...

Candle. Window.

Anonymous said...

Keep your chin up!
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