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    Poets' Corner

    Here is a bit of poetical decapitation where the removal of the first letter, then the second, third and fourth in the three missing words, makes the meaning clear(ish):

    The lilies on the bank are ?
    While in our little bark we're ?
    Our course to favouring breezes ?
    Like birds upon the ?

    With lily-pads the oars are ?
    As eager hands the blossoms ?
    Each shouts "Dull care away ?"
    And echo answers "?"

    It seems to me a strange ?
    That we should pay so great ?
    For trifles should be little ?
    Like such a common thing as ?
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    Re: Poets' Corner

    No replies thus far, therefore a little push. The answer to the word for the third verse is <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">caprice</span hide>. Thank you.
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    Re: Poets' Corner

    As far as I'm concerned, it's going to take more than a little push - I can't even work out what or where the 'three words' are...

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    Re: Poets' Corner

    Sorry for the confusion, Leif. The question marks in the three verses are seeded from three different words. I've given the answer to the third verse - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">caprice> a price> price> rice</span hide>. I hope that helps.
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    Re: Poets' Corner

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, I see.




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    Re: Poets' Corner

    I finally understand the question, but the answers haven't leapt to mind yet!

    StuartR

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    Re: Poets' Corner

    Why not start with the last word of the first verse (which is sort of obvious) and build up from there?
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    Re: Poets' Corner

    Finally a clue I can work with <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">growing - rowing - owing - wing</span hide>
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    Ah, now I get it. so the pretty flowers are <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">growing</span hide> then.

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    Re: Poets' Corner

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