Hardial Baines

Hardial Baines

A Critic
A Critic

January 7th, 2011, 3:25 am #1

Here is a bit of bad poetry dedicated to Canadian "anti-revisionist" Hardial Bains -- I thought some comrades might be amused

http://www.oysterboyreview.org/archived ... omage.html
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Joined: May 13th, 2005, 7:50 am

January 7th, 2011, 10:09 am #2

Quote from another poem in the same sequence:

So many
blank pages
making the
poetry
explicit.
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Guy Burgess
Guy Burgess

January 7th, 2011, 10:36 am #3

It's marginally better than this though:

http://cpgbml.org/index.php?secName=pro ... ay&art=234



Guy Burgess
Eton & Cambridge
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Francis King
Francis King

January 7th, 2011, 12:27 pm #4

Here is a bit of bad poetry dedicated to Canadian "anti-revisionist" Hardial Bains -- I thought some comrades might be amused

http://www.oysterboyreview.org/archived ... omage.html
Between shit and Shakespeare
Lie so many words
Some of them poets
And some of them turds
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Kim Philby
Kim Philby

January 7th, 2011, 1:59 pm #5

I know it's all a matter of taste but I think Clarke has a bit more going for him than the chap who penned that rubbish in Brar's rag. His wiki entry lists a number of awards he's won for his artistic and political work:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Elliott_Clarke

and his scholarly works are summarised in this article:

http://www2.athabascau.ca/cll/writers/e ... clarke.php

and you hear him on these two video links:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=336096295365

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS9bhU1kEMA


pip,pip,


H A R Philby
(Col.ret'd)
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Joined: May 13th, 2005, 7:50 am

January 7th, 2011, 3:19 pm #6

I was for a while in the same CPGB branch as Billy Vincent during my time in Sunderland, and his stories about growing up during the depression in 1930s Sunderland were always very interesting and moving. He was a founder member of the NCP I think, so I'm not sure how he ended up in association with Brar and co.
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Francis King
Francis King

January 7th, 2011, 7:36 pm #7

I know it's all a matter of taste but I think Clarke has a bit more going for him than the chap who penned that rubbish in Brar's rag. His wiki entry lists a number of awards he's won for his artistic and political work:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Elliott_Clarke

and his scholarly works are summarised in this article:

http://www2.athabascau.ca/cll/writers/e ... clarke.php

and you hear him on these two video links:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=336096295365

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS9bhU1kEMA


pip,pip,


H A R Philby
(Col.ret'd)
I agree entirely, Kim. Anyone who can list as his inspirations "poet-politicos: jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, troubadour-bard Bob Dylan, libertine lyricist Irving Layton, guerilla leader and poet Mao Zedong, reactionary modernist Ezra Pound, black Power orator Malcolm X and the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau" is clearly someone who is quite out of the ordinary. The first stanza of his Homage for Hardial Bains was just asking to be lampooned, though.
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Harsanyi_Janos
Harsanyi_Janos

January 7th, 2011, 8:24 pm #8

It's marginally better than this though:

http://cpgbml.org/index.php?secName=pro ... ay&art=234



Guy Burgess
Eton & Cambridge
Comrade Bains seems to have moved a number of people to poetry. Here is a bit of bad verse from the RCPB(ML)'s journal

http://www.wwne.demon.co.uk/ww98/ww28-2 ... nniversary
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Smiter admirer
Smiter admirer

January 10th, 2011, 4:23 pm #9

I agree entirely, Kim. Anyone who can list as his inspirations "poet-politicos: jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, troubadour-bard Bob Dylan, libertine lyricist Irving Layton, guerilla leader and poet Mao Zedong, reactionary modernist Ezra Pound, black Power orator Malcolm X and the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau" is clearly someone who is quite out of the ordinary. The first stanza of his Homage for Hardial Bains was just asking to be lampooned, though.
I have been moved to compose the following verse in honour of Comrade Harpal Brar, which I hope he will permit to appear in Lalkar and Proletarian:

Mighty smiter of Trotskyites
Assorted gentry and Kruschevites
He wields his sword for humanity
He lites the path for all of we
Who would put the world to rights

And e'er our limbs grow old or creak
A pilgrimage to his boutique
Will verily bring warmth to all
Swaddled in finest Pashmina shawl
For what Beckham earns in a week

No British Road to Socialism
For this smiter of revisionism
But a silken crimson thread
Stretching from Kashmir to Hampstead
Will strangle stinking imperialism
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Cole
Cole

January 11th, 2011, 2:30 pm #10

That is a work of genius.
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