Tuesday, December 27, 2011

One of the Best



A tea-towel from Harry! One of the best
Presents at Christmas. I loved all the rest,
But this was so special because at his school
Self-portraits are asked for; tea-towels are the rule.
The parents all buy them, for each little face
Is there on the tea-towel, in its right place.
Harry is two lines down, fifth from the right
And the tea-towel is printed in red and in white.
Since my kitchen is painted in white and in red
I display it with pleasure. It fits! Enough said!
Of course I'd display it if it were bright blue.
But I'm pretty house-proud!
That might not be true!


I went looking for manifestos;
I'd never done it before.
In fact, of the exact meaning,
I wasn't even sure.
And I found the above example,
Which quickly caught my eye.
I'm certain I would read it
If I were passing by.
The word derives from the Latin;
'Manifestum' it began....
A 'clear and conspicuous statement'
Of a creed, an aim, a plan.
Then it became Italian,
As 'manifesto', which we use.
The word has an important ring,
It's one politicians abuse.
I love the above manifesto;
I love its cute audacity.
Moreover, it has a ring of truth,
A feeling of veracity


Liz said...

It's beautiful. Happy New Year!

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Cheryl said...

The tea towel is precious. I wish my son's school had thought of something like that when he was growing up. I love the manifesto poem. It is quite clever.

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Robin said...

What an adorable souvenir, I've never seen anything like it. Hope you finally got back to sleep last night and are feeling well rested today.

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Jessica said...

memorable shirt of the heroes, loved it :-) Thank you for sharing your Ruby Tuesday with us. Hope that you can return the favor too.


Leah H. said...

Oh, so sweet! So special:)

Visiting for RT! Here's mine- hope you can visit too:)