April poetry challenge day 23

Another apposite prompt. The painting is Shopping with Nan by John Law. All the prompt images and contributions are on Paul Brookes’ site here.


When I am Nan, I will be great and grand,
Not the pinnied, cupboards-full-of-sweeties kind,
And when we cross the road theyโ€™ll take my hand.
When I am Nan, I will be great and grand,
And if I teach one thing, theyโ€™ll understand
All life, from fish to child, is intertwined.
I will be Nan, the wise, the great and grand,
Not rosy, pinnied, but, I hope, the kind.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

14 thoughts on “April poetry challenge day 23”

  1. Oh–got me a bit teary. Beautiful triolet, and of course, you’ll be a wonderful Nan.
    I think the Oracle must have whispered to the artists for this challenge with such perfect images for you. ๐Ÿ˜€

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