The African hut is semi-de-thatched….. the jackdaws are having a ball
If I don’t do something about it soon
there’ll be nothing left at all!
So this afternoon if the weather holds, I’ll be scouring the garden for thatch
there’s marjoram, teasels and bamboo
they’ll do – but will not match.
I’ll teeter on a table or two, balanced loosely upon a board
I’ll cut and sew and prod it well
It’s all I can afford.
If any amongst you can think of a plan that’s better than this one of mine
Would you send it to me with directions re:
‘homegrown straw’ and ‘rustic twine’?
I would love to avoid the pitfalls of pride – wasting time and effort and vim
But a waterproof roof would delight us all
And keep us dry…within!