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The Bond Poetic – All about Bond (007)

Here is a Poetic summary of the 24 James Bond films thus far (as we’re currently being entertained by film no 25 ‘No Time to Die’. (I’m hoping to see it this weekend)

You can view all 24 Bond Poetic poems (one per film from Dr No in 1963 to Spectre) on this blog or listen them on my podcast – https://anchor.fm/horace-evans8

ALL About BOND (007)

Fleming took to the sun

In a place that is heaven

To the island of beauty and fun

Where he wrote about that spy: 007
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When the films were made

John Barry and his team knew the score

The memorable horn and wind serenade

Left us all wanting more and more
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It didn’t take EONs to get the party started

Sean Connery took to the lead role

Cinema goers and their cash departed

Creating a film fever that swept the globe
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From the doctor that always said ‘No’

To Ursula who shone like a dime

Who knew where the films would go

As Bond ‘wrestled with ‘the hand ‘ of crime
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007 gets wrapped up in a Russian triangle

The clerk loves him and her home

Kleb ‘points’ and dances to make Bond dangle

Then it’s time to do what they do in Rome
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Bond is faced with a man he can’t deny

Gold is his drug; his fix

Odd Job is strong; but he gets fried

Auric is sucked out; and into the mix

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And now the SPECTRE of games begin

This time Largo is bold and upfront

Bond with help ensures they don’t win

It required a very watery stunt

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Bond looks dead; but wait he’s reborn

He heads to Japan for an assist

When it’s the right time he’ll blow his horn

Forcing SPECTRE to cease and desist

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Are diamonds the forever jewel?

Bond soon learns what this means

Fighting Spectre is unusual and cruel

But 007 seems to get away clean
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A new Bond does his serves majestic

He faces 12 angels of death

His time is fractious and hectic

As his beloved draws her last breath…

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The fans then asked for Moore

Roger wanted to Live & Let and Let Die

Mr Big is the enemy for sure

As Kanaga explodes into pieces of a pie

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Gold is back on the scene

A Gun with nuggets that kill

The mirrors reflect a face to be gleamed

Scaramanga ends up paying his bill

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Will Bond fall for the Russian charm?

Spies are not the type to trust

They work well; she means no harm

Let’s hope the mission isn’t a bust

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Fly Bond to the moon…

No time to play with the stars

007 plans Drax’s end; and soon

As Jaws and Dolly don’t make the bar


Bond only has Eyes; for You

Gogol has plans in mind as well

The ATAC system ensures a right to-do

The time has come to ring the bell

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You can’t go wrong with eight legs

It’s not the same however for 007

A circus; a bomb; what question does it beg

Answer; they want to blow you up to heaven


The Duran Duran theme put us on the sill

Moore’s last outing; as slick as oil

Standing tall – looking at a View to a Kill

Another device is set explode and boil


Tim Dalton likes Living in the Daylight

Koskov likes to trick and deceive

Pushkin and Whitaker will perish tonight

As 007 has a few ’Q’ tricks up his sleeve


Gladys Knight has a License and will

Bond has revenge for Lieter in mind

Become a hitman – a contract to kill

Sanchez is sought out – Bond makes the find

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A new Bond enters the fray

Golden Eye is his first real test

Pierce as 007 fights for England without delay

Trevelyan ensures Bond works at his best

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Now Tomorrow arrives on time

Bond and Wai Lin fight for mankind

Carver has a story; it’s a tight deadline

The British fleet leave Carver going blind


Cheryl says the World is Not Enough

Reynard believes this to be true

007 has get a little rough

With time running out & so much to do


Two faces belong to one man

The General’s dead son reappears

Bond doesn’t know the true global plan

But makes sure they end up in tears

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Craig takes on the Royal reins

Gambling on poking the bear

Le Chiffre takes all of the pain

Mr. White is the man to fear

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There’s no time for Solace

In any Quantum of time

Greene is the one hurling malice

And now his life walks out of line


Bond returns to his Skyfall

Silva takes him back to the start

M comes up short; not that tall

007 aims with an axe to the heart

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The reveal shows SPECTRE; ESB

The author of Bonds pain

A final fight occurs over the sea

Will we get to see ‘that cat’ ever again?

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The 25th episode is out now

What will Bond have to face?

Book your tickets if you’re allowed

Sit back, relax and enjoy the race…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.22 – ‘Is there Solace in any Quantum’

Quantum is Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007 – a change in focus for the bond films more action and drama rather than a focus on nifty gadgets from Q. This played into Daniel Craig’s demeanour in this stunt filled actioner.

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

 Is there Solace in any Quantum?

Revenge is on Bond’s mind

Mr. White must pay the price

M tries to ensure Bond’s rage isn’t blind

They need to question Mr. White – really nice

Quantum however have an inside man

Bond has no choice but to respond

Mitchell’s life heads down the pan

On Bond’s return, Mr. White is gone

The trail leads from Haiti to Slate

Camille Montes family are the hook

An order from Greene seals their fate

Bond has only one place to look

The General offers his land for cash

The CIA believes  its due to oil

Greene lives it up at the opera – on the lash

007 has Quantum’s plans to foil

Mathis joins the right side to help

Camille is rescued by 007

Mathis leaves the world without even a yelp

Bond looks on, knowing Mathis is now in heaven 

The true nature of Quantum is revealed 

Camille and Bond’s survey gives them proof

Now its time to get the deal sealed

Maybe throw Greene off a very high roof?

A remote desert hotel to closes Medrano’s deal

Bond launches his attack on Greene

Medrano’s life ends with a bullet from Camille

Camille’s face was the last thing seen

Greene’s hotel explodes all around

Bond rushes to save miss Montes

Dominic has the longest walk before he’d be found

As Camille snuggles up to Bond’s broad chest…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.21 – ‘The Royalist Casino’

Welcome to Daniel Craig as the new Bond (This means bond has been played by a countryman from our 4 UK nations – Daniel Craig – English/ Pierce Brosnan – Irish/Sean Connery – Scottish/ Timothy Dalton Welsh (and of course George Lazenby who was Australian) . We see Bond become a ’00’ by affecting two kills to gain entry – and then he begins to gamble with his life and money in the start of a running theme from this film up to episode 24…

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

The Royalist Casino

Daniel is Bond; and is back at the start

Entry to 007 means two kills

Will he have the stomach;the heart

To ensure that he pays the bill

In Uganda, Mr. White helps Le Chiffre find a new client

Hiding the criminal cash in Skyfleet stocks

The money made and hidden makes them compliant

Now its time for the ticking of the clock

Madagascar becomes the place to be

The terrorist bombmaker is there

An explosive interdiction is there for all to see

Bond escapes by a whisker and a hair

In the Bahamas Dimitrios becomes the target

He loses his wife and his Aston Martin car

Now they’re in Miami airport – it’s like a  market

Surely Domitrios can’t have gotten far

Bond puts Domtrios to sleep

But there’s a skyfleet plane about to blow

Bond stops the bomb from going ’bleep’

The airport bomber is all over the show

Vesper enters Bond’s world with cash

The Le Chiffre high stakes poker game 

Her entrance makes right kind of smash

Rene Mathis helps keeps things sane

The Ugandan terror man seeks Le Chiffre

His millions gone up in Skyfleet smoke

In Montenegro they let him feel their heat 

By cooking up a ‘Ugandan’ arti-choke

Bond becomes cocky – about Le Chiffre’s tell

He loses heavily in one swift move

The time has come to ring the bell

As poison enters Bond’s body- with little time to lose

Vesper now to the rescue

Is Bond now out of the game?

He bounces back right on cue

Felix Leiter subs the money  – stakes the claim

The sweeping win lets Bond gloat

Le Chiffre in more trouble than he can cope

Vesper is taken as a deposit – a float

A trap for Bond is set – its what Le Chiffre hopes

Bond is captured and tortured

Le Chiffre in desperation now

Bond awakes in a peaceful orchard

Mr. White was the saviour – Bond not sure how

The money win from poker is claimed

Vesper has the password – they key

Venice is not the location to be maimed

What if you wanted to get down on one knee?

Bond learns his love isn’t true

In Venice Vesper has the money now

The shootout leaves Vesper all cold and blue

White has the money – his freedom is allowed

The treachery hits Bond hard

Using Vesper’s phone he’s onto a new lead

It’s Mr. White that played his card

As Bond calmly shoots him in his left knee…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.20 – ‘Another Day to Die’

This was Pierce Brosnan’s last outing as Bond – This time he is challenged to recognised a face from the past that has irrevocably changed – his enemy has changed and is supported by Jinx the CIA helper/agent who has her own agenda until they joins forces to overthrow the bad side…This time the theme tune to this film is sung by none other than Madonna (who has a small cameo role in the film!)

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

Another Day to die…

Off to the to the North Bond goes

Diamonds are the cash for arms

Bond captured; won’t tell what he knows

The General means to do him serious harm

The death of the general’s son

Leads to tourture for over a year

Bonds scars cannot be undone

But finds being traded a price far too dear

Bond is convinced there is a mole

Someone working for both sides

Jinx helps Bond dig a hole

In Cuba is where Zao resides

They stumble on those diamonds again

Conflict ones on the the scene

The gene therapy room, no longer remains

As Zao and his cronies get away clean

So who is Gustav Graves?

A man of more than one face?

The fencing fight leaves Bond with a close shave

And Mr. Graves with a little ‘egg’ on his face

Miranda Frost joins the team

She represents the ice in the land they head for

In the palace where Icarus shines a light like a beam

Leaves Bond to rescue Jinx and get out of that door

And now the face of the ‘Moon’ is revealed

Graves is the general’s ‘dead’ son

Bond admits the scheme was exquisitely concealed 

Now he and Jinx must fire their gun

The inside man is a woman

Frost proving she is cold as ice

Straight faced and dispassionate; the true deadpan

Now Jinx is trapped and could pay the price

Bond escapes and races to the rescue

Icarus targets the ice that Graves did erect

Jinx on the frozen edge – her body almost blue

Bonds saves her from a watery death; perfect

The game is nearly done

Graves turns Icarus on the DMZ

Jinx and Bond plan to turn off Graves ‘sun’

Now it’s time to use Plan B

A final flight and fight begins

Jinx melts Frost’s heart with a sword

Bond ‘parachutes’ Graves into the engine 

Those ‘diamonds’ become their reward…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.19 – ‘Can’t get enough (of the world)’

Bond faces two enemies in one – a seductress and her maniacal companion combine to threaten the world – as the ‘world isn’t enough’ for them. 007 is supported by a young Dr call ‘Christmas Jones’..i’ll say no more on that…

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

Can’t Get Enough (of the World)

Energy is at the centre again

This time oil is the price

Roberts is brought down by his pin

Renard, doesn’t know how to play nice

Bond chases the assassin on the water

In a boat designed by Q

An explosive balloon puts her to the slaughter

There was nothing 007 could do

Bond tracks Roberts only family

The £5million is traced to Renard

He is a blast from the old KGB

Getting a confession will be hard

The bullet from 009 lives on

Renard is tough and feels no pain

Elektra captured; is it a con?

So much for a bullet to the brain..

Bond seeks to watch over Elektra

They are attacked by a paragliding crew

He does his best to protect her

Bond looks for help in Baku

The trail leads Kazakhstan

Bonds decides to switch roles

Dr Christmas Jones is not a man

Plutonium is now the nuclear goal

M is brought on board

Elektra changes tack

Many are shot; thrown ‘overboard’

Bond and Jones suffer an explosive attack

Bond knows the deception is in play

M needs to be saved

A Russian sub is being used today

007 needs to block; the road that’s been paved

A single bullet ends Elektra’s days

But now Renard is the one to catch

Jones is on board the sub; 007 don’t delay

That plutonium core; you need to snatch

The final fight is under the sea

007 rescues his partner Jones

Renard dies with a rod; he doesn’t plea

Bond makes a call with a phone…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.16 ‘The Killing Licence’

Bond is out for revenge – after his CIA buddie Felix Leiter and his wife are attached by Robert Davi’s drug lord character. The original title changed from Licence Revoked to Licence to Kill – the them song being sung by Gladys Knight…This was to be Tim Dalton’s second and final outing as James Bond.

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

The Killing Licence

Glady Knight’s mellow tones set the scene

Felix Leiter is in love – in a bubble

His wife waiting to marry; yes very keen

But capturing Sanchez; can only mean trouble

So much for  honeymoon time

Leiter is maimed, Della is no more

Their status play’s on Bond’s mind

Now it’s time to investigate this drug lord

Krest uses the marina to hide

Sanchez has his white powder to sell

M reassigns 007; he reacts with his pride

Bond leaves MI6; it’s time to ring the bell

On his own and revenge is the food

Krest is the weak link

So much to do and no time to brood

Bouvier makes two; they meet for a drink

Sanchez is the target-but is missed

Bond tries to join the assassin game

Many men die;adding more to the list

Bond puts Krest in ‘the frame’

Sanchez takes Bond in

Lupe shows him a good time 

Cocaine dissolved in petroleum

Sanchez uses a cult as a sign

Bouvier supports Bond as a team

The cocaine plant must be destroyed

A fire is a good idea it seems

Dario gets a bullet that Bouvier deploys…

Sanchex flees with his trucks

Another fire puts pay to him

Bond survives; the 007 luck

As the final outing for Dalton, Mr Tim

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.14 ‘A Deadly View’

Bond has to deal with an offshoot from the Russian experiments (the maniac Zorin played by Christopher Walken) coupled with a fierce (as ever) Grace Jones (MayDay) – what a combo!

All episodes of the Bond Poetic are available as a Podcast (via Anchor/Spotify) and available on other podcast platforms like Apple and Google.)

A Deadly View

With Duran Duran’s, punchy theme tune

We’re on the edge of the sill

Moore’s last outing at the new moon

Is a View to a Kill

003 is not in good shape

That microchip holds the key

Bond uses his skills like a cape

And evades capture from  the KGB

Ascot is the next stop

A race to find more clues

Tibbett is leading from the top

Now Bond knows what to do

Could Zorin be the baddie?

A trip to Paris might be best

Bond sees a different type of ‘caddie’

And will now be put to the test

Tibbett’s ride ends too soon

It was his very own ‘May Day’

Bond is next line at noon

Will she get her own way?

Gogol reprimands his creation

May Day shows who is boss

Zorin’s horse’s take an injection

A £5million cheque, leaves Bond at a loss

The master plan is revealed

Cripple silicon valley

Everyone’s in, their lips sealed

Or be thrown out, into a long high alley

Paula Ivanova appears in Frisco, USA

The Russian link is there to be seen

Bond catches up to keep her at bay

Ivanova is fooled, but remains keen

The $5million is answered with Stacy

Salt water pumped into oil lines

Zorin wanted to buy her legacy

Bond & Stacy are running out of time

A fire at the geologists implicates Bond

Zorin’s stroke with Bond’s gun

The police find that they are wrong

Their error needs to be undone

In the air Stacy is taken

The Golden Gate bridge provides hope

Zorin swings, misses, his life now forsaken

Bond and Stacy’s hang by a rope

Dr Mortner has one last go

Oops he’s dropped the ball

The dynamite ignites; the airship blows

It was a fitting curtain call…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.13 ‘The Eight Legged Cat’

Bond enters the world of the auctions starting with an egg and ends up in right old circus at the end…

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The Eight Legged Cat…

And now 009 is in the wars

In Berlin from East to West

He perishes, reaching the door

With an egg, he is laid to rest

The egg is ready to be sold

Bond sets out to trap

Khan watches on; his eyes cold

But doesn’t ever get in a flap

In India, the action takes place

Backgammon is played; roll the dice

Bond allows Magda to save face

Q’s gives Bond a listening device

Listening; MI6 learn the real news

Who is Khan working for

The battle to control europe ensues

Octopussy is Bond’s next chore

She knows Bond from the past

An invitation to stay at the palace

General Orlov smuggles more than glass

Octopussy shows Bond no malice

Khan and his goons step up the pace

The circus troupe get explosive

The target ; the US German military base

Now it’s time time get corrosive

Octopussy is conned; she’s mad

She assists Bond on the train

MI6 and Bond are glad

As Orlov finds a bullet; and dies from the pain

Back at Khan, the team launch an attack

Octopussy is caught in the crossfire

Gobinda takes a dive, there is no slack

Khan hits the mountain; its death to the liar…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.12 ‘The Eyes have it…’

Sheena Easton sang the theme tune to this latest Bond movie – as 007 faces one of many enemies again…

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The ‘Eyes’ have it…

The helicopter scene strikes again

Is Blofeld really still alive?

They disturbed  his memory; his pain

Of the night his wife, Tracy; died

Put that behind you Bond

The ATAC system is the new goal

Facing the new task; not to abscond

The chase will make you whole

Across the Med to Greece we go

Russia is also on the move

Gogol is after the prize he can show

There’s always no time to lose

A new trail leeds to the hitman

Spain is now the location

The hitman get hit; its poetry in motion

Melina and Bond have a new vocation

Italy with Ferrara; now takes centre stage

Chasing down the ‘Dove’

Escaping death is on the next page

Will Bibi Dahl and Bond fall in love?

A complex web is being to weave

Kristatos, Columbo, Locque enter the mix

Who is who, who is it to deceive?

Is this something 007 can fix?

Who is really behind the plot?

The old enemy rises; yes the KGB

Locque’s car takes a dive; that’s his lot

Bond finds ATAC; at the bottom of the sea

Columbo, Melina and Bond make a final bid

See off Kriegler and Kristatos to boot

Gogol misses out on lifting the lid

Of ATAC’s secrets and it’s loot…

The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.11 ‘To the Moon (and Back?)’

007 takes to the air to stop another madman wiping out life on earth and substitute it for one in space…

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To the Moon (and Back?)

On land, sea and now into the skies

Fleming took us towards the stars

Moore returns, there’s no surprise

With a shaken Martini at the bar

This time space is the game

That stolen NASA shuttle rocket

Bond takes a dive out of a plane

Picking a parachute out of a pocket

Without delay Bond faces Drax

The Centrifuge chamber becomes the test

At over 4G’s will bond collapse?

Goodhead to the rescue; doing her best

A tiny vial is the all important key

Drax’s plan is to use a gas

Rio de Janeiro is the place to flee

Bond better catch up – fast!

Jaws steps into the fray

A cable car fight ensues

Goodhead is caught;what a day

007 lives on; that’s the news

The amazon provides a secret

A rare toxin from a rare plant

Jaws seizes Bond; their plan is set 

Drax is a giant; Bond is the ant

The Moonrakers launch into space

Bond and Goodhead miss the heat

Finally they learn his plan; face to face

It’s another madman they’ll have to defeat

Obliterate all human life

Utilise the genetic clones

A ‘master race’ free from strife

Something Bond could not condone

Jaws and Dolly do not measure up

An about turn helps the good side

Drax meets an end, short and abrupt

As Bond and Goodhead take a ‘space ride’…