Charlotte is an academic in Nordic languages,
who studied in Ediburgh and trained in Aberystwyth.
Charlotte has a PhD, and would really like
to be called Dr Charlotte, actually.
Charlotte has many friends, who love her,
and she loves them back, of course.
Charlotte works with children’s literature,
family and business and literary archive collections.
Charlotte is not feeling well, and possibly
thinks this is inappropriate.
Charlotte has long, dark hair, dark eyes,
and can make people laugh, at times.
Charlotte is not attending a conference
but still wrote a paper for it, and delivered it.
Charlotte does not like to be called
Lotte, Charlie, Lottie, or Char.
Charlotte enjoys a cold beer during a romantic
comedy, but doesn’t mind action films either.
Charlotte could be Pippi Longstocking,
but has not decided which translation of her.
Charlotte does not like mushrooms, or artichokes,
but will eat risotto if made by a friend of hers.
Charlotte likes Modern Jazz music and folk
but nothing that comes from Iceland or Sweden.
Charlotte knows Sara, Sara, Tom, Frank, Astrid,
Poppy, Jakob. She likes almost all of them.
Charlotte would not like this poem.