Author Topic: Clive James  (Read 113 times)

Alex22

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Clive James
« on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:34:40 PM »
So sorry to hear Clive James has died, I really loved his humour.   RIP
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 Japanese Maple

 Your death, near now, is of an easy sort.
 So slow a fading out brings no real pain.
 Breath growing short
 Is just uncomfortable. You feel the drain
 Of energy, but thought and sight remain:
Enhanced, in fact. When did you ever see
 So much sweet beauty as when fine rain falls
 On that small tree
 And saturates your brick back garden walls,
 So many Amber Rooms and mirror halls?
Ever more lavish as the dusk descends
 This glistening illuminates the air.
 It never ends.
 Whenever the rain comes it will be there,
 Beyond my time, but now I take my share.
My daughter’s choice, the maple tree is new.
 Come autumn and its leaves will turn to flame.
 What I must do
 Is live to see that.That will end the game
 For me, though life continues all the same:
Filling the double doors to bathe my eyes,
 A final flood of colors will live on
 As my mind dies,
 Burned by my vision of a world that shone
 So brightly at the last, and then was gone.
Clive James, 2014

Michael Rolls

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Re: Clive James
« Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:37:06 PM »
I hadn't realised that he had died - is it very recent?
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richmond62

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Re: Clive James
« Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:37:48 PM »
Indeed: a very clever and good man; he'll be sorely missed.

Floydian

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Re: Clive James
« Reply #3 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:41:20 PM »
It's weird how often when one celebrity dies there always seems to be one or two more around the same time.
Ha ha, charade you are...

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Re: Clive James
« Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:41:29 PM »
Agreed. A great talent despite being Australian.. 8)
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Re: Clive James
« Reply #5 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:49:34 PM »
It's all that walking around on their heads: lots of blood nourishing their brains.

Yellowbird

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Re: Clive James
« Reply #6 on: Nov 28, 2019, 05:39:09 PM »
Saw him at Northampton Theatre once, not a big audience but he made a joke of it and we had a most entertaining and enjoyable evening. He came across as rather a nice unassuming person
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Re: Clive James
« Reply #7 on: Nov 28, 2019, 06:53:30 PM »
Lovely thought including his poem Alex.  Thank you.
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Alex22

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Re: Clive James
« Reply #8 on: Nov 28, 2019, 06:58:53 PM »
I thought it was lovely too GM, such a nice man  -  the man who 'made' Margarita Pracatan even  8)

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Re: Clive James
« Reply #9 on: Nov 28, 2019, 07:47:44 PM »
Clive james was a very clever man and most amussing. has anyone ever listened to the tapes on cassette.when he spoke of his younger life,and growing up in australia they were brilliant.  used to listen to them on long journeys in the car and the miles went by in a flash

Alex22

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Re: Clive James
« Reply #10 on: Nov 28, 2019, 08:08:12 PM »
No I haven't heard any of those Sherman, there doesn't seem to be anything on You Tube.
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