Michael Edwards




                                       RAISE THE PINKY                                               



When making sandwiches you must

from every slice remove the crust

prepare and serve with love and care

(they’re fit for Kings I do declare)

and so with dainty fingers eat

this nutritive postprandial treat

and in accompaniment serve up

an assam tea in a china cup


But if by chance you’re a common worker

stick to a diet of gobfuls of burger.



  • orchidee

    Good write and pic M.
    Miss Berles having tea and cucumber sandwiches?

    • Michael Edwards

      Cucumber mayonaise and tuna - Miss B's favourite

    • Goldfinch60

      Do you remove the skin from the cucumber as well?

      Another intriguing artwork Michael, I have shown my daughter these, she is also an artist, and she says that they remind her of works by Joan Miro.


      • Michael Edwards

        Yes both Miro and Kandinsky - with a nod to the Black Swan studio - the link:

        And yes one always removes the skin from the cucumber doesn't one.

      • Doggerel Dave

        Ooo! Yer know where yer can stuff yer sanny 'an I don't mean down yer gob..... Apart from that Sir, your work has a certain structure rhythm and rhyme which is pleasing...definitely an example of form which trumps content....

      • L. B. Mek

        firstly your artwork just shouts fun and had me tilting my head at an angle, like the fool I am, lol
        wonderful play on caricature metaphors in your wording, its write's like yours that makes me look in horror when a wild pinkie strays away from the pack and my hand resembles a jazzy kettle..
        a great read Michael

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        To bring a little vulgarity into the subject, as I would, I saw the title and thought you had been on the viagra!
        Nice P and P though.

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