Literature and Poetry

Hair Ribbons

When we were young, we looked on them as creatures Inalterable in nature, as in form and features; Diffidently to be approached, and shyly to be attended, Extravagantly to be admired, and valiantly to be defended.


(a Christmas card by a British playwright) A stupid horse and cow, they say, Called for convenience, ox and ass, Stood in a stable munching hay: A rather stupid sort of grass.