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I've always had a slightly ambiguous view of Kiplings "If". It's a little too tainted by Empire and paternalist racists with handle-bar moustaches telling you what is what. I've quite strong childhood memories of watching the BBC's Monocled Mutineer and seeing "if" quite definitely on the sides of the Donkeys not the Lions. But reading it again recently I was struck by it. It is pretty powerful and I think does warn pretty well the pitfalls of life and how to deal with them. Grounded, practical, not materialistic or vain, willing to take a risk, but adjust to a loss. Sound advice
Think your crap at poetry? Now's your time to shine!Bring along your very worst poems, your least goodly descriptions, most complex metaphors, and highly tenuous rhymes, to see if you've got what it takes to be crowned as the very best (worst?) NO!et by our panel of judges.Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a slot to read (3 minutes max), or just come along to enjoy! There's always a chance to take part on the night in the flash poetry round. Taking place at Amber on Loch Prom on the 4th of August from 7:30pm.