Monday, March 13, 2006

Changing of Parts

Following on from my previous post, and Neil's comment

"I was hoping that you were going to write a poem comparing the ease of switching a hard drive with the complexity of love."

Of course he was right and it would tie up all the loose ends on that posting very nicely, but I had serious trouble finding anything out there. So, with profound apologies to Henry Reed, I give you...


To-day we have changing of parts. Yesterday,
We had de-fragging. And to-morrow morning,
We shall have what to do after upgrading. But to-day,
To-day we have changing of parts. Red roses

Glisten with dew in all of the valentine posies,
And to-day we have changing of parts.

These are the outer case screws. And this
Is the phillips screw-driver, whose use you will see,
When you are given your new drive. And this is the
dvd re-writer
Which in your case you have not got. The lovers
Hold their bouquets with silent, eloquent gestures,
Which in our case we have not got.

This is the IDE connector, which is always released
With an easy flick of the thumb. And please do not let me
See anyone cutting through wires. You can do it quite easy
If you have any strength in your thumb. The lovers
Are whispering through phonelines, never letting anyone see
Any of them cutting through wires.

And this you can see is the hard-drive. The purpose of this
Is to keep all the data, as you see. We can slide it
Easily out of the casing: we call this
Removing the drive. And rapidly replace with the new.
Our early loves are receiving and giving the flowers:
They call it falling in love.

They call it falling in love: it is perfectly easy
If you have any strength in your heart: like the power supply,
And the mother-board, and the cd-rom, and the peripherals,
Which in our case we have not got; and the lovers
Silent in all of the chatrooms and the e-mails going backwards and forwards,
For to-day we have changing of parts.

8 Comments:

Blogger Neil said...

What a great find! Sometimes finding the right words are just as good as writing them yourself.

7:06 pm  
Blogger Neil said...

Oh, I change my mind. You did write it! I thought it was just too good! Perfect.

7:08 pm  
Blogger Mine is a Gin said...

Thanks Neil, I'm flattered.
Although parody doesn't take a great deal of wit.

7:38 pm  
Blogger fjl said...

Beautifully written.

4:58 pm  
Blogger Mine is a Gin said...

Thanks, Fjl

6:29 pm  
Blogger fjl said...

Your blog is worth the effort. Have you thought of giving it a non blogspot format?

7:39 pm  
Blogger fjl said...

Have you left us forever Ginny?

9:45 pm  
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