A lockdown birthday was never going to be the same. Celebration ideas were changed as Lancashire tiers upped levels and then a national lockdown was announced. Finally what I was left with ,still a happy time I think….a few doorstep visits from family & friends, an online party, a walk, yummy food cooked by my other half and a delicious take-away hot chocolate. The new normal isn’t so bad.
A book to dip into everyday of Autumn. Today’s poem probably more appropriate for a frosty November day.
Heres a few verses from The Duke Of Fire and The Duchess Of Ice by Carol Ann Duffy.
Passionate love for the Duke of fire
the Duchess of Ice felt.
One kiss was her heart’s desire,
but with one kiss she would melt.
She dreamed of him in his red pantaloons,
In his orange satin blouse,
In his crimson cravat,
In his tangerine hat,
In his vermilion dancing shoes.
One kiss, one kiss,
Lips of flame on frost,
One kiss, pure bliss,
and never count the cost.
As you can probably imagine, there’s a puddle at the end of this poem….
Thanks for dropping by. ❤️