Sunday, September 26, 2010




The lady in blue is weeping. Let's imagine her distress.
The picture does not give us clues so we can only guess.
It would have been so easy to paint a ravaged face,
The eyes red-rimmed and blotchy, devoid of charm or grace.
The artist could have shown a mouth distorted and awry,
The lips grimacing in their grief, or opened in a cry.
The lines of the body are graceful, the blue of the dress is pale;
Everything is in keeping with a sad romantic tale.
But we are left in darkness, and we cannot discover
Whether she's lost a handkerchief or her one beloved lover!



Not the 'Kennedy' grassy knoll
(An assassin was lurking there)
But a special sort of garden seat;
A wonderful green chair.
One buys the cardboard underlay
And places it on the ground;
Then one gets barrow-loads of soil
And packs it all around.
Grass-seed is scattered on the shape
Covering every bit
And when it grows it's a lovely chair
On which anyone can sit.
The cardboard gradually rots away
But the shape's still plain to see.
What a lovely place to sit
Underneath a shady tree!


We went to a Fashion Parade in one of The Junctions many boutiques yesterday afternoon. I found most of the clothes too 'overwhelming' (boldly patterned or voluminous) for a dumpy person like me, but I did buy rather a nice short black jacket with ruffles! Goodness knows when I'll wear it!


Janice said...

I, too, just bought a jacket with ruffles and now I am wondering why. I couldn't resist; it just looked so happy. I hope we both have fun wearing our new jackets!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

that's vivid and fun blue post.

SmilingSally said...

I would hope no one would feel such a deep level of grief over a lost handkerchief. Happy Blue Monday, Rinky!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I liked your thoughts on the painting. The chair is very cool...I have never seen anything like it before, but could see that as a fun feature in the yard or garden. Wear the jacket with ruffles out to dinner some is always fun to try something new.

Donnie said...

Enjoyed the variations on the theme. Happy Blue Monday.