Tickle My Fancy
Funny songs and poems

Written and designed by JAMES TARIS

 

 

 

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James Taris
TICKLE MY FANCY
Funny
songs and poems

This book (ebook) is jam-packed with funny songs and poems. It is full of fun. And the 'rude but not crude' poems will keep you laughing as well. Written over 32 years, you will find lots of funny subjects covered within these 'yellow pages'.

Today, stress takes a heavy toll in the loss of health and the loss of lives. Therefore the old adage, "laughter is the best medecine", applies now more than it ever has before.

James Taris wrote these funny poems when he was in a happy or silly mood ... and when he had a particularly funny story to tell. They always put a smile on his face, and they still do.

James believes that happiness is the key to longevity. He is convinced beyond any shadow of a doubt that living a long life has more to do with being happy than it has to do with eating the right foods or exercising on a regular basis. Diet and exercise will keep you fit and healthy, but with the absence of happiness it leaves you vulnerable to the modern 20th and 21st century diseases of cancer and heart attacks.

So watching an endless run of Laurel and Hardy, or Marx Bros movies, isn't such a silly idea after all. If it puts a smile on your face, then you should just do it! And if you want to read some funny poems ... try these.

Written in chronological order (newest to oldest) you can see how James' sense of humour has developed (or not) over a generatioon. The autobiographical stories accompanying each poem add aditional information to help the reader enjoy and understand each poem much better.


FUNNY POEMS

"These are my silly poems. They make me laugh, so I enjoy them very much. I honestly believe that happiness is the only road to a long life. And these poems make me happy." ... James

It's not just poetry

James has developed a unique way of presenting his poems. Instead of merely offering a selection of creative and entertaining poetry, he has also added a couple of other useful and attractive features:

1) Autobiographical trailers

After each poem, James gives some addtional information about when, where, why and how he wrote the poem and/or a glimpse of his life and activities around the time the poem was written. Thus adding an interesting insight with each poem.

2) Creative images (in ebook only)

Plain text on a page can often look bland, so each poem features an image with 2 imaginatively manipulated versions to decorate the poetry page.

So prepare yourselves for a literal and visual extravaganza.

What people are saying

Rt. Hon. James Taris, You are as full of life as anyone can wish for! What makes you genius? Who makes you genius? How it all happens just like that in your case? All these sorts of questions can be answered in one sentence! "A POET IS BORN NOT MADE! AND SO IS THE GENIUS!" No one can be a writer like James Taris by taking up some story-writing course or just going to some sort of university! You can't be Bruce Lee by just joining a Kung Fu club of some sort! All in all you are like a mighty pacific whale which dosen't need swimming lessons! A sort of albatross who does not need Pan-American to fly! ... Please try not to change your way of life as it is wonderful as it is! ... Dhanjisha! (India)

I read your poem 'She's A Gorilla'. Personally I wouldn't say I hate it but it is not my style. The one I really like is "Heaven". The others are more like lyrics and as I am not very musical I can't make them come alive. My failure despite being named after the saint of music! Like you, I write poems because it is therapeutic. Cecilia (Australia)

I had a first glance at your web site which is really great (read also some of your poems which I found very expressive, personal and professional and would love sending you some of mine ... but they're all in German.) Dagmar (Germany)

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C O N T E N T S

FUNNY POEMS

LATER WORKS

1. Blind Man's Lament (2003)
2. She's A Gorilla (2001)
3. Vicky (1997)
4. Mothers Day Dilemma (1988)

1971

5. April Fool
6. Superheroes
7. Careless Hairless Race
8. 2000 AD
9. Teachers
10. Hey Joe

1970

11. Never Too Old

 

RUDE POEMS and LIMERICKS
(rude but not crude)

12. Bubbles (1975)
13. Ruff N. Tuff Stuff
(1971)
14. Adam and Eve (1971)
15. The Cock (1971)

 

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Pub Date: 11/2005
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