Tuesday, 15 November 2016

hotel vegetable soap



hotel vegetable soap
ingredients:
sodium palmate, 
sodium palm kernelate,
tetrasodium etidronate, 
tetrasodium edtra, 
sodium chloride,  
titanium dioxide, 
glycerine, parfum 
and aqua
100% vegetable!
hygienically sealed 
in cellophane wrapper
suitable for vegetarians
 –
do not eat
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12 comments:

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    1. A surprising number of poems are out there waiting to be found. This was one of them. Maria asks a pertinent question.

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  2. What was the hotel's soup like, Gwil? ;)
    Greetings Maria x

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  3. Hmm.. Vegetable soap. I don't fancy baked beans soap. You wouldn't need a Jacuzzi.

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    1. A small snack, not much bigger than a Rennie and not half as tasty as your Hungarian goulash, Dave.

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    1. John, hope you're feeling a bit better now. In Wales mam would scrub us boys together in the bath, to save hot water -only 5 inches allowed, with unforgiving red carbolic soap. And even the girls got it. When we got rich we could afford palmolive. No fairy, dove or lux though.

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  5. What I loved about those cows in the 'island' Gwil was that they seem to know they are going to be rescued - they don't look especially worried. I do wonder how they managed to be just on the piece that didn't subside.

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    1. I wonder about that too. It's almost as if they've abandoned the sinking ship to get to the desert island. And probably just made it. I've seen herds of cows in the Austrian alps run to lower ground when thunder is approaching (in fact I was in the middle of such a herd once and had to run alongside them to avoid being trampled).
      Anybody confused? The photo of the NZ cows is at my other blog Poet-in-Residence.

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  6. LOVE IT, and they had to put the Do Not Eat on there, because some
    actually did and sued their shorts off!

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    1. Sue, Welcome and thanks for the comment. When I was a child I was often threatened with have my mouth washed out with soap for using 'bad language' as it was called then. Here, I must confess that 'hygienically sealed in cellophane wrapper', 'do not eat' and 'suitable for vegetarians' were my own invention. The other words are not mine, they are taken from the wrapper, and arranged in a suitable order to give an effect.
      I wrote the poem because the information on the wrapper is meaningless to 99.9% of soap users.

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