Thursday’s Piece

‘Conservatism’ – unadventurous devotion to convenience.

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
15th June, 1971

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Wednesday’s Piece

Life is adventure in experience, and when you are no longer greedy for the last drop of it, it means no more than you have set your face….to the day when you shall depart.

(Donald C. Peattie – 1898 – 1964)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
14th June, 1971

Tuesday’s Piece

But it’s easy ‘nough to titter w’en de stew is smokin’ hot,
But hit’s mighty ha’d to giggle w’en dey’s nuffin’ in de pot.

(From Philosophy by Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872 – 1906)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
7th June, 1971

Wednesday’s Piece

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

(Resumé – Poem by Dorothy Parker, 1893 – 1967)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
2nd June, 1971

Saturday’s Piece

As a beauty I’m not a great star,
There are others more handsome by far;
But my face I don’t mind it
Because I’m behind it –
‘Tis the folks out in front that I jar.

(Anthony Euwer)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
31st May, 1971