February 15th Poetry Competition – A Winner

All Rise!  Well that’s what they shout here when the judge arrives in the chamber.

All you who entered should be rightfully proud of yourselves.

We had THREE quick entries from Janus, first a muse on the word including some lions, then a brief visit from Jane A. without prejudice and finally a modern bit about football. All as  different as chalk and cheese and all well up to his usual high standard.  Then Soutie arrived with his pride  handing out some summary justice in poetry.  Araminta stepped back to Jane’s era also with her tale of the debutante tripping the light fantastic before the inevitable fall.  Finally and with minutes to spare John Mackie offers us a personal take on the little enjoyed but undoubted advantages of  Scottish Presbyterianism.

I liked them all but I best liked Ara’s take on the coming out (or coming down) of her deb, a finely crafted piece that had just the right flavor of pride before the fall.

So well done Araminta and over to you for the next.

Author: Low Wattage

Expat Welshman, educated (somewhat) in UK, left before it became fashionable to do so. Now a U.S. Citizen, and recent widower, playing with retirement and house remodeling, living in Delaware and rural Maryland (weekends).

5 thoughts on “February 15th Poetry Competition – A Winner”

  1. Thank you, LW. I’m actually exceedingly chuffed and very surprised by your judgement. But I’m not about to argue!
    I’ll think about the next theme soonest.

    Enjoyed reading all the entries, but I haven’t managed to take peruse Mr. Mackie’s contribution yet.

  2. Been out most of the day and only just returned. Well done Araminta and apologies to LW for my woeful lack of support.


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