A-Z Challenge Day 19

Post 1659. Saturday April 21

My Friend Rosey has been part of my blog since I set it up twelve years ago. To read all about her in 200 or so words, click HERE





Rosey thought she’d visit the cathedral. She often wondered what it was like inside. The door opened with a creak,  then closed behind her with a loud clunk which echoed around the grey open space. Her footsteps clattered as she walked up the nave. She let out a sudden little sneeze, she only does little sneezes. She heard it again and again, then again! Her face lit up. Then she clapped, just a gentle clap, and it repeated from behind, in front and above.

As she wandered into the quire, she saw sheets of music in neat little piles in front of the wooden choir stalls. She had a sudden desire to sing, the echo in there was just amazing!

“All things bright and beautiful….” then she stopped suddenly. and listened in amazement as her voice travelled around and around and around.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, halle-ey-ey-ey-ool-yah”. Back her voice came. Fantastic! It occurred to her she might be able to sing a round with herself!

“Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques, Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?”

It worked! As she sang the second line the first one came back and joined in! She was suddenly aware of another voice. Not hers, it was far too deep!

“Sonnez les matines, sonnez les matines, ding dang dong, ding dang dong” it sang.

A cassock clad priest appeared from behind a pillar. “That was lovely, how about we sing this one together?”

“Row, row, row your boat.

Gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily.

Life is but a dream”.

I don’t how long they sang rounds for, but I know she had a jolly good time!


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37 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 19

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 21, 2018 / 09:38

      To be honest, I’m not actually sure it would work, but keep it to yourself!


  1. randommusings29 Apr 21, 2018 / 00:50

    Love that the priest joined in

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  2. hilarymb Apr 21, 2018 / 01:09

    Hi Keith – good old Rosie – such fun to read and to think about … a Cathedral all to oneself … I think I’d keep my singing mouth shut! But can definitely see Rosie doing it and beguiling any who heard her – as here … cheers Hilary

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  3. Akshata Ram Apr 21, 2018 / 10:55

    Love Row Row Row your boat and can imagine how cute this would have looked- Rossie and the priest singing.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 21, 2018 / 16:04

      One obstacle in her way – an audition! Jolly little songs are one thing, but the Messiah? Not sure! Cheers mimi


  4. Jacqui Murray Apr 21, 2018 / 15:05

    This could be a post for C with the creak, clatter, clunk, clap going on! I have no doubt you intended this to augment Rosey’s clever creative singing!

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  5. anuragbakhshi Apr 22, 2018 / 06:12

    I always find cathedrals and churches a bit imposing, especially since I belong to a different religion (I always think I might be committing some ‘off-with-his-head’ level blasphemy inadvertently) so I really appreciate Rosey’s courage, or foolhardiness 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 22, 2018 / 07:48

      I know how you feel, it’s like when I visit a mosque on my travels! Cheers Anurag.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 22, 2018 / 15:05

      Now you have taken me back to Sagrada Familia! What a fabulous place, Viva España! RIP Antoni Gaudí!

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  6. Shilpa Garg Apr 23, 2018 / 16:34

    Aha! So she can sing too! How lovely that the priest joined her in the fun too 😀


  7. subroto Apr 26, 2018 / 13:01

    Fun read. Singing can be a great joy. One of my great regrets is that I never inherited the musical gene from my father’s side of the family.
    (And I’ve only just reached ‘S’).


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