Friday, 18 November 2011

and I've never liked spearmint since

Half a moon,
half a sixpence:
a silver threepenny bit,
spent when I was six
on a hitherto untasted spearmint ice lolly


  1. Ha ha! I love spearmint.... Not too sure about a spearmint ice lolly though.

  2. It was one of those very useful lessons - I can remember the agonising of 'should I spend this lovely coin that I've kept for so long?' and the almost immediate regret that I had. It was the colour of the lolly that was so tempting - a chalky turquoise, so different - but tasted just like eating toothpaste.