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Christmas in Cambridge (Haiku)

Christmas in Cambridge
Where Santa will swap his sleigh
For a bicycle

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The Tailor’s Cat

I’ve heard it mentioned long ago
That once there was a cat
Who left for London, boots in tow
And flippy floppy hat
But on his journey south he stopped
In Cambridge by the Cam
And dosed off in the mid-day sun
On punt after a dram
Of whiskey in the afternoon
To dream under a spell
Of princesses and royalty
As well as wedding bells

He dreamt he was the master of
All glistening ceremonies
With folk from far and wide coming
To bow down on their knees
In adoration of the clothes
He sewed; the robes he spun
The glorious dresses he had made
For hearts and love in one
The swathes of cloth luxurious
The silk so fine and fair
For maidens on their wedding days
With radiance in the air

He dreamt of smiles and happy times
Of beauty so serene
Of wonder, charm, perfection in
The dresses that were seen
And when he woke he tallied out
To streets in Cambridge town
Where there he set a boutique up
To sew fabulous gowns
And from the day he’s dressed all those
Who’ve crossed his threshold mat
With grace and style and elegance
He is the Tailor’s Cat

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NB:  This poem is not sponsored or endorsed by The Tailor’s Cat boutique in Cambridge which supplies beautiful wedding dresses.  The dress in the picture does not come from The Tailor’s Cat but is for illustration purposes only. 🙂

The Shroud of Jesus Green

In swathes of white with silver threads
And silken weave so lustrous soft
Adorning each receptive branch and twig
In ghostly apparel, so aloft

Draped by an intruder’s subtle craft
Cocooned the bird cherry avenue
Shrouded in mists of satin webs
Boughs pillaged leaving but a few

Consumed by the embracing veil
The trees of Jesus Green embrace
The metamorphosis of pupating life
The Ermine Moth transformed with grace.

 The Shroud of Jesus Gre

Inspired by the infestation of trees in Jesus Green, Cambridge, UK by the Bird Cherry Ermine Moth caterpillar – a spectacular natural phenomena occurring as the larvae make large webs for protection to feast on the leaves, sometimes stripping them bare