Wednesday, 12 May 2010

WALKABOUTSVERSE 193 OF 230

Poem 193 of 230:  THE 35TH MORPETH NORTHUMBRIAN GATHERING - SPRING 2002

Toward Morpeth’s Gathering,
    Either side of Great North Road,
Daffodils gleefully showed
    Their stalk-dressing flowering.

And then, at the Gathering,
    Another great flowering
Of English heritage, showed
    Through competitions that glowed
With competent folk-singing,
    Storytelling, bag-piping
(The small-pipes rapidly rode
    By hands, in staccato mode),
Clogdancing and stick-dressing:
    Things that are worth addressing.

(C) David Franks 2003