Monday, 10 January 2011

Anyone heard of Anchor butter?

Another of John's poems, and his explanatory note.  He's got a thing about Anchor butter, which I love but am not allowed to buy.  Goodness knows what flavour he picks up.  By the way, no offence to any New Zealander I hope!

The very likeable tea lady of advanced years who used to bring me my lunch when I was in the office had a nice sense of humour and I don’t think she minded my plea about my pet hate – Anchor Butter.

To Doris

by Roland Butter, pp John Humphreys

Please pardon a humble suggestion
Which I hope will be read without rancour:
For the sake of my ageing digestion
Could our butter be other than “Anchor”?

I’m not for a moment ungrateful;
You’ve served up whatever I’ve fancied –
With goodies galore by the plateful,
Yet with butter that always seems rancid.

Your bananas are curved to perfection,
The Ryvita a crisp golden-brown,
I’m thrilled with the sild and the salads you build
- And your tongue is the talk of the town!

So don’t think me churlish, I pray,
Nor raise an indignant commotion;
But the place for an Anchor, I’d say,
Is deep in the bed of an ocean.


Photo Finish -
From Lonicera's archives


The Pianist

The Singer

The Sheep Farmer

The Goat Farmer

The Poet

The Kids

The Ruler of the Roost

The Grandaughter

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OneStonedCrow said...

Great set of images - I especially like the Goat Farmer ...

Love Cat said...

I love anchor butter! It's probably my favourite!

Lonicera said...

Thanks Graham (I'm fascinated by the wrinkly farmer!!)
Love Cat - me too, I can't understand why my partner is so fussy!

Tina said...

hahah good comment Caroline-the f's really make it all better :)

We are shopping for tickets for July...we will be over this summer even if we have to swim.


Lonicera said...

It would be great to see you if possible! Annexe available!

Vagabonde said...

Your pictures are so fine. The face of the goat farmer is very clear, actually they all are. I enlarged them and you can see everything. The rooster is so clear you could count the feathers. You are good.

Lonicera said...

Thank you so much. I used to use a tripod far more often in the past, but now I'm lazier about it and tend to take more pictures just in case of camera shake. I know I shouldn't. So the non-digital ones are often sharper...

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