Humor Poetry posted February 3, 2016


Exceptional
This work has reached the exceptional level
What to do When There's Nothing to Buy

A New Hat

by Cass Carlton

I went out to buy a new hat.
No great tribulation in that.
But my taste residual
Is so individual
The selection left me quite flat
****************
I decided to make up my own
And so to the trimmings was shown
Oh! bliss! Rhapsody!
This surely would be
A hat of all hats alone.
******************
Should it be satin , velvet or fur?
None of these. What about straw?
I scrunched up a crimp in the brim
Then agonised over the trim
And whether
A feather
Or two
Or a few,
Set pertly in place would do.
*********************
I dressed up the anonymous brown
With taffeta swathed round the crown
Then a bevy of bows
And a pink cabbage rose
With a flyaway veil
Swept back in a tail
And it turned out perfection.
An Ascot confection!
*****************
The girl in the shop asked my name
And said she felt it a shame
She would not see me wear it.
I just couldn't bear it
And made her one exactly the same
*************************
























Recognized


This is a somewhat exaggerated version of my one and only venture into Millinery. I was unexpectedly invited to a wedding, and although I had a presentable dress I had no hat to wear. When I went shopping I couldn't find anything to suit, so I purchased all the necessary bits'n pieces to make one of my own design. It was wearable and lasted all summer through, finally retired with the onset of colder weather and a return to the dependable beret.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Artwork by Liilia at FanArtReview.com

Save to Bookcase Promote This Share or Bookmark
Print It View Reviews

You need to login or register to write reviews. It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.


© Copyright 2017. Cass Carlton All rights reserved. Registered copyright with FanStory.
Cass Carlton has granted FanStory.com, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.