My Hat Collection

A re-post of a poem we posted last year, when we had just started and no one was following us. Requested by the ever supportive John Malone.


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My Hat Collection

Picking hats for my collection
My choice has been meticulous
I only wear them one at once
Or I would look ridiculous.
I'll start of with my baseball caps
I've collected five of these
Two were from sunny Australia
Where shade can hit forty degrees.

There's a cap from Canada's Bamf
Embroidered with proud Maple Leaf
Whilst one from our amis in France
Has the Eiffel Tower motif.
My golfing favourite was purchased
At the British Open event
Where Darren Clarke beat all the others
In sunshine, at Sandwich, in Kent.

So cheap is an old knotted hanky
It's one that I almost forgot
The sun can not get at my head
If it's cloudy, I fill it with snot.
A real Aussie bush hat from Perth
Is just the sartorial ticket
And a foldable one from Tasmania
Perfect for watching the cricket.

My fedora from M and S
I sport with an elegant style
And wearing my chequered flat cap
I look like the Duke of Argyle.
In winter the ear flaps come down
When cold snow and hail starts to fall
But my scary old balaclava
I find is the warmest of all.

22 Comments on “My Hat Collection

  1. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» here’s to looking like the Duke of Argyle!

    Techy question: when you repost archive stuff, does it show up on WP reader, or do you have to create a new post?

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  2. wonderful, wonderful !! so many good lines; I love how much territory you’ve covered, an all inclusive ode to hats the sartorial and the everyday; I love the snot reference: you can’t get much earthier than that!! a most enjoyable romp of a poem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  3. Hats with happy stories. Sometimes they even retain smells and when we wear them, we get to go back in our kinda to all those places. Makes me want to write about my scarf collection. πŸ˜‰

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