Too great hath been the tension of my cloud: 'twixt
laughters of lightnings will I cast hail-showers into the depths.
It is the knife-edge moment 'twixt
time and eternity.
As the old English proverb goes, "There's many a slip 'twixt
the cup and the lip."
Doddy has been sidelined to a corner 'twixt
a coffee stall and the main entrance.
His three-volume Men of Mark 'Twixt
Tyne and Tweed included more than 400 biographies, only four and a half of which were women.
Then it was time for the customary, culinary bridge 'twixt
savoury and sweet courses, scones (as in "sconns", not "scoans").
So I am happy to join the debate 'twixt
L Hollier and Paul Gaskin in the Talkback columns regarding the engine pulling The Cornishman in the lovely photograph recently published of Snow Hill station.
Coming back home from a prolonged walk on the beach, reminiscing Shelley's 'twixt
heaven, air, earth and sea, we try to devour a heap of Inquirer's back issues.
And his character in ITV's new missing persons drama Chasing Shadows- a sort of Asperger's Columbo with zero social skills - was a total non-starter, shuffling around with a pinched, constipated look on his face as though trying to keep a biro clenched 'twixt
his bum cheeks.
* MANY a slip, 'twixt
cup and lip, they say, and a Trading Gossip contributor thinks he stumbled on one when seeking info on personal investment opportunities from a well-known high street financial institute.
"A Smile of Fortune: Harbour Story."  'Twixt
Land and Sea.
Grant no charnel horrors slip 'Twixt
them and their child's soft face.