Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

by angela on June 19, 2012

 

 

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

 

 

 

I really love playing with nursery rhymes and writing my own alternatives by using shadowing ( a technique where you keep the same rhyme and rhythm pattern and change the words of an original poem, but keep it similar enough to be recognisable).

An alternative for this nursery rhyme is included in the “Ugly” chapter of my book “The Good, the Mad and the Ugly: A Collection of Angela’s Poems” RRP £5.99 and is called “Scary Mary, Quite Contrary”. (It’s in the Ugly chapter for a reason:  ’bogies’ is the only clue you’re getting!)

Have you noticed my newly added shop?

I now sell a range of low priced, high quality (post)cards (with and without envelopes), bookmarks, posters (downloadable and actual) and canvases in my shop (click on the menu bar at the top of the page)
Whether you are looking for end of year classroom gifts (bookmarks), illustrated poem poems to create a poetic environment, an uplifting card for a friend, a unique but inexpensive personal gift, or pastoral cards for your church ministry, you will find something to suit.
My prices are deliberately low as I want the words to be shared, so I even offer a bulk buy discount when you buy 30 or more cards and/or bookmarks.
Unfortunately, I am currently only able to ship within the UK, but there are many downloadable illustrated posters available to everyone, as these can be downloaded and printed straight from your own computer, as many times as you like for just £2.50.

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