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‘The dress shop’ – a poem

25 Oct 2022 | Written by By Hilary

Photograph of colourful, floral dresses hanging on transparent hooks, in a shop

The Joy Club member Hilary makes her debut on the blog with a delightful poem about the allure of dress shopping, which she wrote as a part of one of Grace’s weekly creative writing sessions.

The dress shop

Down the slope from the marshes to the beach

Flat smooth pebbles rattling in the waves

Along the Esplanade into town

Grocery shop, car park, museum, tea-shop, gift shop, chemists


Nestled between two charity shops

The extraordinary emporium among the ordinary

Opulent, extravagant, outrageous clothes

Only two sparse manikins in the window

Dressed to kill and catch your eye

Inside you admire and touch a skirt

In moments an imaginative ensemble is laid before you

Garments you have never dreamed you might wear

They are completely magically you

Your pocket will be stretched beyond comfort

But everyone will admire the impeccable style

Of your new attire

As you meander along the catwalk of your life.

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