Treasure Island

Sally Plumb Plumb

(23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

1957


Swank back,
swing arse
girls of glass.
Don't pass them
in the street,
stilletoed feet...
three neat,
kohl-eyed,
black lashed
Saturday morning spenders
for the jive dive
swinging rhyme
gin and lime,
drink sublime
hot time
in the old town tonight.

Sally Plumb

Submitted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010

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  • Kevin Halls (6/7/2013 3:08:00 PM)

    Glad you liked my Pictures poem Sally.
    I was only three years old in 1957 but remember hearing my parents
    talking about them out dancing etc.Like me going back in time can bring some good memories.
    Love the style of this poem. I see you wrote this nearly three years ago, it sounds really new and fresh! (Report) Reply

  • Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (11/25/2012 8:53:00 AM)

    Does that poem bring back memories! It was such fun to be young and carefree. Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane. Great write… (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (9/27/2012 6:29:00 AM)

    55 the time of jive crepe sole shoes an a pint of mild, hot time in the old town tonight. thje poem is alive...regards (Report) Reply

  • Harindhar Reddy (11/3/2011 7:00:00 AM)

    What a delightful sweet lyric! I enjoyed reading it again and again - all over again. Thanks for your suggestion to read. A lyrical lyric i say! Moreever, I love the way you started the poem.....
    Swank back,
    swing arse
    girls of glass. (Report) Reply

  • Keith Oldrey (11/2/2011 7:25:00 AM)

    That takes me back, just finishing my National Service and going in to Norwich to see the lads and have some fun (Report) Reply

  • Silly Artist (9/5/2011 3:10:00 PM)

    I heard the 1950's where an interesting time and your poem proved that. Brief and simple truly gets the message across and i thank you for writing this poem *applaud* (Report) Reply

  • Ron S King (4/20/2011 2:46:00 PM)

    I honestly cannot remember where I was at that time but a great write and I love the style. Hold on, I do remember wearing a pair of grey crocodile winkle-pickers but forgot when and where...lol.
    Must read more of Sally Plumb Plumb! .
    Ron. (Report) Reply

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