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Foggy night in London

It was a dank and foggy eve,

A perfect night for London theatre.

The stairway couldn’t have been narrower

And farther up than you’d believe.

Voilá, a view seat – “Hey, qui vive!”

Plopped in front of me a beehive coiffure!

It was a dank and foggy eve.

A perfect night for London theatre.

beehive

Phew, a ton of spray in her upheave!

A smoke to cope, I lit the tobacco cylinder.

My lighter – a torch, and I the unwitting emblazoner.

Her hair ablaze, I quickly took my leave.

It was a dank and foggy eve.

 

A friend told of his Navy days during a break in England in the 1960s. He remembered this night fifty years later. I hope someone extinguished her fiery hair before any major damage took place.

I wrote the poem as a rondel, a thirteen lined French style poem begun in the fourteenth century writing in northern France. It follows a strict rhyming patterns with only two sounds.

Thought you all might like a break from my blogging blog posts for a minute.

Exciting things in my life this week:

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Grand Opening of the Woodlake Valley Cultural Museum on Saturday.

Donation Drawing Maui

Donation tickets (we call them) to win an all expenses paid round trip to Hawaii for two. If you would like to support the Woodlake Museum, by purchasing a ticket, email me tchistorygal@gmail.com

 

 

 

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  1. FAR too many chortles to count. Wishing you a happy early spring, dear Marsha. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Have a wonderful rest of the week. All the best,

    Autumn Toad

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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