Tuesday, 29 January 2013



1. periwinkle . any of various edible marine gastropods of the genus Littorina,  especially L. littorea, having a spirally coiled shell
2. informal . (chiefly Brit ) (trans.; usually followed by “out”, “out of”, etc.) to extract or prise out

He looked surprised
That I should try
And try to winkle out
Secrets from him
So shamelessly.

He would not reply
So I remained here
Questions unanswered
I really could have been
Talking to a wall.

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