Saturday, December 5, 2015

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GINGER BEER AND SORREL
Sorrel drink and ginger beer
Pass the glasses round my dear
Christmas time is surely here
Azure sky again to cheer
Christmas time is here
Now Parang breezes veer
Whiffs of salty ham to steer
Sing merrily, have no fear
Ruby red and golden clear
Fill our empty glasses dear
Sorrel drink and ginger beer
© gillena cox 2015


Written for Hedgewitch's prompt
Flash 55 Plus
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Our Challenge comes from a traditional English carol called The Holly and The Ivy.
We are to, use the emphasis of the carol on the two plants, and on pairings, explore, contrast or complement the idea of two: two colors, two symbols, two plants, two animals, two events, two people... two of anything; various pairings of elements as the carol does.
Write exactly 55 words--no more, no less--of prose, poetry or microfiction on the topic of your choice, and link it to this challenge.

30 comments:

  1. Ah.. Sounds like a great new carol here... :-) the breeze here is more like scimitars

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    1. Love the refrain... Great little changes.

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    2. Thanks, glad you like my edits

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  2. sounds like a party! and you made the rhyming feel natural

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Candy

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  3. Time for caroling and wassail, indeed. Thanks for joining in, Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your charming prompt Hedgewitch. Im happy you stopped by

      Much love...

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  4. I read it... I sang it... and now I'm wishing for something gingery! ;-)

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    1. (Smiles) glad you dropped by Magaly

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  5. Wonderful rhyming Gillena, aptly aligned to thirst quenchers!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Hank

      Much love...

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  6. Charming and inviting! And very Caribbean in feel! Thanks, Gillena. k.

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  7. Such an imaginative take on the prompt, diving into the nature of the seasonal carol, & dragging the essence of Two alongside & within. Very impressive. We are having a heat wave, with warm winds ( El Nino & 50 degree temps) here in the NW, so your tropical flair is warranted & welcomed.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Glen

      much love...

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    1. Happy you dropped in Marian

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  9. I don't know sorrel drink, but I love ginger beer. It all sounds very convivial!

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    1. Happy you dropped in Rosemary

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  10. Now I'm thirsty...This needs music. :)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susie

      Much love...

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  11. Thank you for dropping in to read mine Margaret

    Much love...

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