In Which the Pirate Fancies Herself a Poet.


Day Five: Something A Bit Different

It’s the annual challenge to blog in a way different to how you normally blog. You may choose to create a podcast, or vlog, create a wordless post, a beautiful infographic or write in verse. You can post on any topic you like, but be sure to post in a style different from your usual blog presentation. There’s not too much guidance for this one simply because the more varied the posts are on this day, the wider the sources of information for other bloggers will be.

There once was a girl from Haymarket
who decided one day on a lark – it
would be nice to knit socks
that came not from a box,
but from wool and two sticks in her pocket.

She went to the store to buy yarn,
and the ladies who worked there did warn
her that if she knit socks
that came not from a box,
she’d better learn soon how to darn!

She carefully measured her feet,
thought happily, “Oh, what a treat
it will be to wear socks
that don’t come from a box –
Yes, won’t that really be neat?”

So then she was knitting away;
she knit and purled day after day.
And soon she had socks
that came not from a box
But all of her friends said “Now, hey!”

“Why would you make your own socks?
Don’t you know that they come from a box?
At ten for a dollar
they come in all colours
Most stores keep tons in their stocks.”

But the girl, she just wriggled her toes,
And happily counted her rows,
’cause handknit wool socks
that don’t come from a box
are a hug for the feet –
they just can’t be beat
by those ten for a dollar
socks that come in all colours
Yep, they’re a joy that not everyone knows!

(Thank you, thank you. I’ve been here all week.)

I’m not forgetting that it’s Feline Friday, even if it’s Blog Week too. Here’s Floyd, helping out in the kitchen. It’s not so much that he likes salad as it is that he doesn’t like to be far from the action. Where there’s cooking, there may be tidbits for him to nibble!

Floyd Makes Salad

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5 Responses

  1. Hannah says:

    That made me smile :)

  2. Silvernfire says:

    Also smiling. And terribly impressed that you can make so many lines rhyme.

  3. Mary-Anne says:

    so well done you! Arggg! Pirate power and limericks to boot!

  4. Big smile on my face now ! Such a pretty poem, and I feel exactly the same, my toes so happy in my first ever sock while people wonder why I bother knitting socks.

  5. Angela says:

    Floyd’s a pretty fellow. And yay for rhyming!

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