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The length of the Nile
Is just over a mile
And its width half that distance times two
The depth of its sea
Is just over my knee
And its waters make fine Vindaloo

The square of the root
Of a size seven boot
Is double the width of the zip;
The paste and the dye
Leave the leather quite dry;
And the sole has the requisite grip ”

Ol’ Ben and his frien’
Chatted 1 to the 10
As the cold winter wind wrapped its arms charms
Round the 2 of em
Gggggg
And xxxxxxxxflappwd their arms

They laughed and they talked
Filled their pipes as they walked
to
the gates of the Cordwainer’s shop, which has stood on this hill
Since the old watermill was removed
and they levelled the top.

It sits at the meet
Of the old Dover street
And the Avenue St.Magdalene
Its awnings are bright crimson stippled with white
And the windows a dark olive green

The brocade is gold – thread
With silver inlay
And the cross beam and Arches are clad
In a deep copper sheen
Lined with pale aubergine
Adding charm to the tidy facade

At the front on the door
Is a grand Thirty Four
With a bright curving rainbow motif
At the curve near the pot
Is a stone- cut sabot
Emblazoned in basso relief

And the potter with pett

On a plinth made from stone
Ben sits back
With a

Ben lifts back his cap
And raising his tap
hammer
Commences to shape the affair

Is a sabot in basso relief

The colour inside
Is decidedly red
With a dark olive green countermand
On the toe at the edge
Is a large simple wedge
And the
Just beneath where it stood
On a plinth made from wood
Is a sabot in basso relief

bronze golden gold leaf

At the entrance quite grand
On a plinth made from leaf
In A biscuity tone
Sits the figure of Benjamin

In the Atrium
With a tap hammer held just above
Tip at top
With a dark curving rainbow motif

In bronzed gold
With gold leaf

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The shop opens then At a quarter to ten
And displays all its wares to the
The people walk
Cast an eye at the
And with eager intent enter in

The Cordwainer sits
At his window with cuts
Of Cordoba –
made leather with lace
He shapes till the boss
Stretches over the hoss
And infungles the catch paper face

“The length of the Nile
Is just under a mile ”
The corpulent custom bought
“The depth of its sea
Is just over my knee ”
And the fish all line up to be caught

I must travel soon
To that timeless lagoon
And stand on its glorious shore
One more stitch and I’m done
To complete the next one
Then I’m off to explore Bangalore

The colour inside
Is decidedly red
With a dark olive green countermand
On the toe at the edge
Is a large simple wedge
And the

The shopkeeper sits
At the window with bits
Of abespoke flannel lacing and lace
He proceeds to embroid
The A4 corners

And is open from April to May

The shop opens up
At a 1/4 to 9
And displays all its wares to the sun
The square of the root
Of a size seven boot
Is double the one in my hand

Then sweep with a broom
He removes to his room
And makes himself some apple peel

At a 1/4 to two
He is back at his shoe
And with care brings the sole to the heel

One of its
Is refurbished from oak
And its anvil constructed of pine

I must travel soon
To this timeless lagoon
And stand on its glorious shore
One more stitch need I do
To complete the next shoe
Then I’m off to explore Bangalore

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