Friday, 25 January 2013

Roll up roll up

Roll up
Roll up
Ripe bananas
Perfect apples
Roasting potatoes

Roll up
Roll up
Treat yourself
Fresh Oysters
Half price

Roll up
Roll up
New world
Ready now

Roll up
Roll up
Best in Raleigh
Freshest in
North Carolina

Roll up
Roll up
You can
Always trust


Inspired by the photo from sepia Saturday.
This photo is one hundred years old and is of the Dughi family store in Raleigh, North Carolina. The photograph is part of the collection of the State Archives of North Carolina.


barbara and nancy said...

I enjoyed your poem. Isn't it amazing how we've all been inspired by that photo - but in so many different ways?

Peter said...

Nancy said it for me! Maybe a psychology student can do a study on how people can make so many different associations all based on the same starting point. Could be a further development of the Rorschach Test :)

Wendy said...

Better than any infomercial! Very clever of you ~

Bob Scotney said...

I guess all your poem needs now is a jingle to go with it.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I loved your poem! You totally captured the essence of the picture.

Hot roasted potatoes sound great this morning.

Kathy M.

Anonymous said...

Ooh fresh oysters - and half price! Great poem, Emma :-) Jo

Alan Burnett said...

A poem with a pulsing rhythm.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

Perfect lyrics - I can hear the jingle now!

Karen S. said...

I should share this fun poem with my little grand-delights!