The Millers Daughter

The Millers Daughter


Behave not like


Miller’s daughter


With flour,

False hope

And false laughter


And bread oven


Tasty though

Despite those

Storm clouds


Just around

The corner

Ah’ yes, I see a


In the making

Turn and tilt


Don Quixote

Lift those skirts

And let’s get dirty

But no,

The lady say’s 

She just

Bakes bread

And she burns


Tis what all good millers

Daughters do these days


  • orchidee

    A fine write Neville.

    • Neville

      Thank you Orchidee, much appreciated...😎


      • orchidee

        Not The Millers Tale from 'The Canterbury Tales'? I couldn't understand a word of it until I read it in modern English. Some tales are saucy!

      • Christina8

        I like it!!! A great write dear Neville!

        • Neville

          Thank you most kindly Christina..... Stay safe & well my friend..

          ..... Neville

        • Neville

          Obviously short cuts and short crust are both out of the question ... bless you for taking a peek at this little offering...


        • Fay Slimm.

          Methinks some millers' daughters no doubt love their oats in floury corners with the taste of laughter scenting more turning and tilting hopes of lifted skirts...... Ha and maybe you met one of those my friend. Great little piece of fun.

          • Neville

            Fun is what makes the world go round.... well, that a few other things … and poetry, of course. Many thanks my friend

          • dusk arising

            Am I here for the wholemeal or just the crumpet?
            The baker's daughter will of course be a regular visitor to the flour mill where a regular grinding can be guaranteed. Much creaking and vibrations as the wind catches the sails surely conceals many ecstacies.

            • Neville

              Many thanks to you DA for stopping a while and taking a gander.....Cheers, I'll have a pint n a crusty loaf...…………

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