Sunday, 10 June 2012
"Compare me to a 'summer's day?'
Oh, no!" quoth Mistress Hathaway.
"For, dearest Will, hast thou forgot
That summer's days are rarely hot?
Though gobal warming cometh, dear.
It will not be for many a year.
But I will take thy verses, all,
And pin them to the kitchen wall.
For it may be, the day will come
When they will fetch a tidy sum."
(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture)
Posted by Frances Garrood at 14:51
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A witty, sideways look!ReplyDelete
Loved this take..almost did it myself...it is screaming Pride and Prejudice type writing!ReplyDelete
Brilliant, clever and oh so very funny. You are on your game today, Frances! Thank you for sharing. I shall take it to my sister-in-law's and read it over the dinner hour, tonight. We are in need of this poem to lift our spirits. =DReplyDelete
We can but live in hopes! LOL :)ReplyDelete
very lively and clever!ReplyDelete
Wow. Differently beautiful. Loved this.ReplyDelete
Clever, confident anachronisms. I particularly like the way she berates him for his failure to describe her as "hot!"ReplyDelete
take all thy verses, and magnet them to the fridge would be a really cool anachronism!!ReplyDelete
That way you get something out of them at least…haReplyDelete
Love, love reading your witty, fun Mags!! This one is no exception.ReplyDelete
A witty write! And maybe that tidy sum will pay for the carbon footprint tax!! :)ReplyDelete
Absolutely brilliant. Thank you, Frances.ReplyDelete
That's cheered me up on a wet Monday morning!ReplyDelete
Lovely! Have you thought of publishing a book of your poems? (Or, maybe you already have?)ReplyDelete
Seems your running red hot with this one, Frances !ReplyDelete
Wonderful verse and is that you next to Bridget Jones on the 3 for 2 shelf? Wow, wow and another wow!!ReplyDelete
right start with a classic line - solid pieceReplyDelete
Now there’s a woman who was thinking ahead. Well done on a witty piece.ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the very kind comments. And Gail, you're very sweet, but no. I have never published poems, because, sadly, I can only write silly stuff, and there are a great many peole who are much, much better :(ReplyDelete
I know I'm going to smile when I come here...ReplyDelete
Witty and wise and all things nice!ReplyDelete
Clever witty write (as always) Frances.ReplyDelete
I wish that I could think of some suitably witty retort but I'll just have to make do with admiration.ReplyDelete
Quick and quirky. A perfect little read!ReplyDelete
Wonderful poem for SummertimeReplyDelete
vagabond admires your pithy rhymes.