NancyWho makes fantasies
Jars, bells, and chimes
Seems to have a knack
That I lack
Turn into ashtrays
Useful at least,
(and I'm not joking)
When I bought
my five thousand wobbly ashtrays
I found that the Sheik
Had given up smoking.
"Hadn't you noticed", said Captain Butterfly (in Sheik of Araby mode in our expat days), "that I haven't had a cigarette for the last few days?"
I had noticed he had been rather grumpy.
Anyway, the reason this little verse suddenly appears is not so much that I am hoping they will make me Poet Laureate (hint, hint), but that Bea kindly took a photo of some of the pots I made in my expat days.
She left on Thursday, which made me feel a bit flat. She had a safe journey, and quick except for getting across London. Col kindly chauffered me to the meeting in the evening. It was the monthly review. Quite a few empty seats as so many are on holiday.
I wonder if I have any chance of the Potter Laureateship?