Kym Eitel's "Jelly Melons"

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Kym Eitel's "Jelly Melons"

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:35 am

I performed Kym Eitel's "Jelly Melons" at the Ringwood Folk Club on Tuesday night. I was only reading, not reciting, but it went down very well indeed. The poem sells itself!

I felt good knowing that, in my own small way, I was helping to keep Kym's poem - and legacy - alive.
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Re: Kym Eitel's "Jelly Melons"

Post by Neville Briggs » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:41 am

Good work Stephen :)
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Re: Kym Eitel's "Jelly Melons"

Post by Bob Pacey » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:50 am

Margy Mccardle did it out at Ubobo Steve and Janine did Bells In The Mist.


Not much chance of that mate.


Oh the mind boggles when I think of you doing a poem about breasts ?


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Re: Kym Eitel's "Jelly Melons"

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:49 am

Good to hear, Bob.

Yes, it is an odd poem for a man to do, isn't it? Still, you don't have to take these things too literally…

Thanks, Neville.
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Post by Maureen K Clifford » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:51 am

That's great Stephen - well done on both counts - Kym would be proud of you ;)
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Post by Stephen Whiteside » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:33 am

Thanks, Maureen.
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Post by Heather » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:24 pm

She'd be pleased Stephen, bemused, but pleased.

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Post by Stephen Whiteside » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:40 pm

Thanks, Heather.
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Re: Kym Eitel's "Jelly Melons"

Post by Zondrae » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:03 pm

Good on you Stephan,

Jelly Melons is a beaut poem and gives a lighthearted look at breast cancer.

I had the great pleasure of sharing a 'stage ' with Kym on two occasions. She was an absolutely lovely soul. When I asked her for permission to do 'I'm Sorry Laurie' she said she was always surprised when anyone wanted to do her poems. She didn't think they were all that good. (and said I can do any of her's I liked) I'm not known for writing 'funny' stuff but I don't mind reciting other people's funny poems. (when I have to do funny). And her love of horses is very well known. I will have to check into her books and see if there are any funny horse ones.
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Re: Kym Eitel's "Jelly Melons"

Post by Stephen Whiteside » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:08 am

Thanks, Zondrae.
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