This week Gigglingfattie has chosen Touchable, Wistful beige, Smokey Cream and Rose Pearl. My first thoughts were about slinky evening wear, but I wrote about something more staid.
In Neutral Shades
The bridge players Sit around the card table. An ageing wife wonders How long she will be touchable.
The cards are cut, Dealt, picked up and rearranged. In a wistful beige skirt, Blouse smokey cream; estranged
Is not the state She hankers after. They bid Ending with ‘No trumps’. Partners Know how each plays, cards hid.
Nervously she Fingers her string of rose pearls; Playing the dummy’s hand She regrets her greying curls.
Recently Annmarie Miles interviewed me about my poetry and my faith. The radio interview is to be aired in a programme on UCB Ireland on Thursday 16th June at 8pm British Summer Time. It will be repeated on Sunday 19th June at 7am BST. This is a completely new experience for me. I hope it will encourage the listeners.
Giggling Fattie has picked the paint chips: Key to the city, Almond Roca, Hazel and Blonde Wood. I had to look up the meaning of Almond Roca; it is a chocolate-covered caramel bar with almonds, made in the USA.
The key to the city
The key to the city it seems to me is to find green space in this built-up place.
It may not be Blonde Wood, but with luck we should find a hazel tree and watch a squirrel hand- ling nuts to eat. Almond Roca is our treat.