Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Road to Timbuktu

This bloke is playing the Digeridoo

The 2012 Australian Poetry Competition* held in the Sydney Opera House had come down to two finalists;

A) The university graduate.
B) An old aboriginal.

They were given a word, and then allowed two minutes to study the word and come up with a short four line poem that contained the word.

The word they were given was ' TIMBUKTU '.

First to recite his poem was the university graduate. He stepped to the microphone and said:

Slowly across the desert sand,
Trekked a lonely caravan
Men on camels two by two
Destination - Timbuktu .

The crowd went crazy! No way could the old aboriginal top that, they thought.

The old aboriginal calmly made his way to the microphone and recited;

Me and Tim a huntin' went
Met three whores in a pop up tent
They were three, and we was two
So I bucked one, and Tim..buktu .

The aboriginal won.

* Could not find this in the internet. If you think you are better than the old Abo, the W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australian Poets is now accepting entries for the 2013 Prize.

 If you really want to know about Tim..buktu, click HERE, but be prepared to be surprised!

1 comment:

  1. Please come up with a short four line poem that contained the word, COCKATOO;-)