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brooker

just wanted to congratulated Stephen on the BBC2 documentary on Tues about his mental health issues.i too suffer with MH problems and while not a manic depressive i can so associate with the depressive side of his illness. i hope more celebs have the courage to help raise public awareness to the issues around MH and show that it is poss to have a problem but continue to lead a full life.Stephen you are an inspiration to many with MH probs. i hope you keep well, safe and strong and continue to work to shed light on this important subject.many thanks

8 years 1 day ago
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TH

Yes I watched the documentary last night and was absolutely moved beyond description. I just couldn't believe someone in the public eye could be so generous and open about such a personal subject. I am a mental health sufferer as well and also happen to be a great fan of Stephen Fry from years back: I'm afraid I'm one of those awful people who can quote at length speeches and lines from various TV and radio shows - in my case Stephen Fry's shows, having loved and listened to them ad nauseam over the years. I thought I already admired him greatly - but then I saw this programme and I'm just astonished at how wonderfully moving and inspirational it was. Stephen - thank you so much. You are incredible. T

7 years 12 months ago
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Geoffrey Speechly

The Ode of Stephen Fry - written 17/01/06 - Transcribed same © - HumourAt Christmas as a welcome giftMy daughter-in-law, a woman of tasteAnd words and knowledge and sensible thriftAnd being aware that from time to timeI indulge myself in self-wrought rhymeGave me a book by Stephen Fry“The Ode less Travelled”“A copy” do I hear you cry“of that other Road ?” Unravelled,As I perused its pages; it expoundedAll the roots of rhyme and verse.Just look at the Contents, picked by chance,“Iambic pentameters” a well-known dance“End-stopping, Enjambement and Caesura”What intellectual joy could be the purerTo codify and list and write in blackOn virgin paper white ? “Trochaic, Pyrhhic,Dactyl, Molossus and Tribrach”What more erudition could we askch?“Quaternary feet” I didn’t know that Quadripeds could scan: though my old catWas more than a friend; if only I’d known That man could write to him, and he to me…What feline thoughts would from his pawsHave given me pause?The Amphibrach, Amphimacer, quatrain, Sapphic OdePindaric, The Rubai, Ottava Rima, Horatian and RondeauRondel, Roundel, Rondelet, Roundelay, Triolet and Kyrielle.The Clerihew, the limerick, haiku, senryu, tanka, ghazalLuc, bat, tanaga, Shakespearian sonnets and thoseOf brave Petrarch. Oh, Mr Fry, you make my mind to reel:My poetry’s quite simple, word on word with rhythm in my voiceI write, I know not the ordeal to analyse or quantifyI simply write as I simply feel.

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