I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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28 April 2016

Not Telling

(On being asked for bio notes on The Real Me)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade refuses absolutely 
to tell you the many illegal and immoral
acts of her long life. (The fattening you can 
see – though she vets her public photos.)

You must know? Oh alright – Rosemary’s 
a pirate: long red hair, boots to thighs, 
a mean hand with a cutlass. (Yes. Really.)

(Picture freely available for use in the public domain.)

At Words Count in 'imaginary garden with real toads' we are asked to write our real bio in 50 words or less.


  1. Ha! Sounds pretty great! K.

  2. The other pirate from Penzance I presume? Quirky and fun.

  3. Oh yes there is lass in every cutlass... :-) love the take on this.

  4. Arrrr, many thanks to ye for stoppin' by me blog earlier! Come by agin and we'll share a nice tot o' rum.

  5. And names have been changed to protect the innocent! This is a hoot, Rosemary!

  6. LOVE! Didn't write of it today, but as you may know, I too am part pirate. :)
    This is, indeed, a hoot. As are you, always. Cackling with delight.

  7. Ooooo, I've always wanted to meet a pirate ;-)

  8. What fun! a pirate it is then,,,pleased to meet you,,,

  9. Loved this, Rosemary! Such fun details!

  10. Rosemary sounds rad as hell! (Pardon the language, though if you're a pirate, I'm sure you've heard worse.) ;)

    Loved this very much.

    1. I LOVED this language applied to me! :-D