Sunday 24 August 2014

Glazed Terracotta Pot with Mandarine

Oil painting of a glazed blue terracotta vase alongside a mandarine.
This blue pot of glazed terracotta
Was given to me by its potter.
Said I, "I shall paint
A picture so quaint
Of brown-based small pot with white spottes."*

* This is possibly a Middle English spelling of spots, pronounced with both syllables.  Also, some kind of late-season mandarine seems to have made its way into the picture, though that's obviously for the complementary effect, not to mention the fact that its really hard to fit two four-syllable words (i.e. mandarine and terracotta) into a limerick when you've had four pints.

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