As an antidote to yesterday's grey,
I bring orange and pink,
to brighten another resolutely dull day.
And while trying to grasp at some evanescent memory
from childhood to do with a dress my mother made,
round necked, short sleeved and splashed with psychedelic daisies,
I came across some bright scraps of silk
from much the same era
and then this best dress, saved against all the odds,
through countless moves and
for nearly half a century.
My favourite dress.
(If you don't count The Grand Old Duke of York Dress,
the Jelly Dress and the Star skirt.)
What was your favourite dress?