Saturday, May 7, 2011

Ladies' Day

Just heard of the death of a friend; she hadn't been around in the last few years but I have very fond memories of her charm and elegance. This is for her.

Ladies' day

August in Dublin
For her was hats
Shoes and other
Sartorial excesses
But mainly hats

Ladies day at the RDS
Sore shoes on inexperienced feet
I complained but she laughed
Suffer for fashion, ladies

The rituals of ladyship
She took seriously
Played by the rules.
Once she made
a lime green hat

She was Hitchcock cool
With a passionate eye
I remember most
How she enjoyed it all


1 comment:

Binary Worrier said...

She sounds like a classy lady.

A pity i didn't get to meet her, my loss.