Ambiguous Intransitive - Some
thoughts composed after receiving from my brother, then in Worcestershire,
a postal packet, which, face-up on the doormat, showed as its most
prominent feature, the words 'PLEASE DO NOT BEND' in turquoise ink. How to
retrieve it without bending was the next problem!
Lament of the Old Choristers -
Some feelings after suffering a superfluity of ecclesiastical jingles
thought to be 'modern' whilst remembering having sung many of them under
protest at 'seaside missions' in the thirties whilst the rest of the world
was enjoying itself.
Lemon Baptism- Some
lines written after reading that the Bishop of Salisbury, if asked to use
the oil of chrism at a Baptism, will also want a bowl of water and 'a
slice of lemon' to cleanse his fingers.