Once upon a ginger lock, I made a little wish
That every bird in yonder flock and every silvery fish
In yonder stream should stop to see how lovely and, alas,
Aloof from my sweet would-be love was yonder ginger lass,For she was sweet as mead and mint and lilies in the glen,
And many were the lads who looked on her, as I did then,
With wishful hearts and hopeful souls, yet Queen of bees was she,
To sting our hopes, who wished and dreamt and loved her gingerly.
For my good friend Jim and his merry band at gingerfightback.
So happy that you do! Glad to have you here. 🙂
I love this, both words and image:)
Delighted to have pleased you. 🙂
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Many thanks Kathryn! Honoured.
Very glad to do my small part for the admirable ginger contingent! 😀
Most kind and the image of me is uncanny!
And here I thought your Gravatar was an exact likeness (albeit painted by some local granny over the previous fresco). I’m glad I could update your image. 😉
Ah! So sweet and kinda medieval. Who would not a ginger lass woo and wed!
I may be considered quite the period piece myself, if not entirely medieval! But I’m delighted you enjoyed this bit of ginger joy. 🙂 Happy to have you visit here!
‘For she was sweet as mead and mint and lilies in the glen’. I loved the whole piece but this line just got me, such a visual description almost to the point of being able to smell her perfume. The illustrations are beautiful.
I’m so happy you enjoyed this!
Oh this is wonderful, both words and picture! Im on my way over to gingerfightback to have a look.😊 Xx
Hope you get as many giggles over there as I do. 😉
Huge smiles here Kathryn. Both for the image and word magic. Jim is a lucky man to have a friend like you,
I consider myself exceedingly lucky to have collected a number of grand and inspiring friends since joining the blogging community. So delighted to have you visit here, too! Thanks for the appreciation.
How whimsical and lovely! 🙂
Many thanks. I’m so happy you enjoyed it! xo
Charming … I love redheads … wish I was one … a little dye has gotten me closer! 🙂 XO
Suddenly I’m thinking of another poem To Dye Before Dying. Or something like that. 😉 Cheers to you, my lovely strawberry-blonde! xoxo