Dougal Inskip’s Lonely Vigil: Seventh Tattersby

Posted by ractrose on 19 Jul 2017 in Art, Poems

Dougal Inskip's Lonely Vigil: seventh Tattersby

 

The Folly

Tattersby

 


 

Dougal Inskip’s Lonely Vigil

 

When she had been Fiona Medwin

Long about the jaw, but fair enough to a man

Content to break even on a steady-goer

No desire for a flash in the pan

Women, though, Dougal says to himself

Flash will get them, even the sensible ones

Ought she to burn a torch for Tattersby

Useless git to let a butterfly flatter him

. . . Lady Gimple, not a proper title either

Always the fly-boys with that one

(by reputation)

 

He has trodden the beckoning path

Wisham’s Hill Cottage to the Folly’s gate . . .

 


Tattersby
Dougal Inskip's Lonely Vigil: seventh Tattersby

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(copyright 2017 Stephanie Foster)

 

 

 

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