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Valentine in June

Tuesday, 9 June 2009 12:23:22
In the Workshop I've revently added, very much out of season, some ideas based on the Duffy poem, Valentine.  As I was doing so, I wrote a couple of possibilities, really off the top of my head, and then got rather taken with the idea.  These are the ones I wrote

Not a sloppy card or a bunch of flowers.
I give you a monkey.
A monkey carrying a bunch of bananas
Ripe and yellow
Curved and flavoursome
A monkey who can do tricks
And juggle
Who will make you laugh
Whenever you think of me.


Not a gift wrapped box
Smelling of scent
I give you a field of sheep
They are gentle
They make woolly noises
And rub their noses in the grass
They stick together
Till the very end…

And now I'm thinking of others.  Almost anything, I think, could be used...


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