The Friday poem: “Saucepan”, by Catherine Vidler

New verse by Catherine Vidler, inspired by dear old Saucepan, a character from the Enid Blyton series The Faraway Tree.


To any of us

he is still Old Saucepan.


Dear everybody,

he is still.


He could stay

because he says




Can he put things right?

Will you come?


Polly, put the kettle on.

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