Derby Flat Cap

By (Gypsie) Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Response to writing prompt HAT provided by Mish at

Wool Derby Flat Cap

The first time that we met that day
I saw upon your stately head a hat
of a hat, a hat like no other. A lovely hat, a manly hat you wore
upon your head.

My gaze wondered up and up
your height quite astounding,
so I had to go on tippy-toe to give
you a proper greeting. I did
then you bent down low.

You whispered in my upturned ear
a soft, melodic hello. The sound
of your voice, your breath so warm and sweet. I hadn’t a clue before I
knew you about things stirring within.

Now when I see traveling through
the crowd, a stately head indeed.
Upon that head a pretty site the same
I spied back then. That lovely gray Derby Flat Cap upon your handsome head.


  1. *big smile*

    lovely, Ami


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  2. Thank you so much David! 😊


  3. Mish says:

    The first stanza hooked me in with the lively repetition of “hat”. A charming, nostalgic vibe throughout.

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    1. Thank you so much! Old timer poet here! 😁


      1. Mish says:

        Poetry has no age limit! 🙂

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  4. It’s a classic hat and the poem implies a classic guy, a classic encounter. Hats off to this poem.


  5. Thank you most kindly OIKOS! 😊


  6. Aww! This is so beautiful. 😊❤️

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  7. Thank you Punam! 🌺😌😊


  8. Ingrid says:

    Beautifully composed: such loving memories!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dear Ingrid, Thank you so very much! 🙏

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