A miss is as good as gold…

… or something like that.

So Ronovan’s Haiku challenge, number #35. This week’s words to incorporate are:


I had a French teacher at my grammar school, Miss Post – Peggy when we were being polite and a spoonerism when not. She cast me as Hoederer in Jean Paul Sartre’s Le Mains Sales. I had to be rugged so for the six weeks of rehearsing I grew a beard, my first. Come the night they coloured in the blond fluff. That one act with an eyebrow pencil crushed my creative muse for good.

Anyway to my haiku. A two verser this week, set in a school

‘Why are you Miss, Miss?

When you are old?’ ‘I’m past it, see,

So invisible.’

‘I’d not miss you, Miss.

If I walked past you, I’d know

You from your special smell.’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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8 Responses to A miss is as good as gold…

  1. willowdot21 says:

    we all had a teacher like Miss Post, you have evoked memories! 🙂

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    • TanGental says:

      Her double act with the ferocious head of English, Miss Davies was something to behold. My favourite was aimed at the girl who played my wife ‘if you will kiss like a wet lettuce at least make it look like you enjoy Lettuce.’

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  2. Reminds me of my German teacher called, Miss Cotter. She looked rather like Miss Piggy from the muppets, and this was before the days of the Muppets.
    I hate to think what Miss Post smelt like, so I better not ask .

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  4. pattyalcala says:

    Hoping you are feeling better everyday. Enjoyed you Haiku.

    Liked by 1 person

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