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Thread #119163 Message #2629230
Posted By: WalkaboutsVerse
11-May-09 - 04:35 PM
Thread Name: What Brought You to Trad?
Subject: RE: What Brought You to Trad?
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,
(The small-pipes rapidly rode
By hands, in staccato mode),
Clogdancing and stick-dressing:
Things that are worth addressing.
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