Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Yearly Dance

The theme is 'The Seasons'


The days grow short, the days grow long,
Depending on where we belong.
Here, we head for cooler days
Winter warmers, winter ways.
 We're in the Southern Hemisphere
And shorter days are drawing near.
Yet all the songs that people sing,
Centred around the theme of Spring,
Make April a time of world rebirth!
In April, in our part of earth,
We're putting blankets on our beds,
Because Australia yearly heads
Into a time when nights are cool
And shorter days have become the rule.
I write this verse to draw attention
To a fact which needs a mention!
An English friend, on the telephone,
Remarked that she had never known
That there were seasonal variations
And totally opposite situations!
I remarked that she should remember
That we're mid-summering in December,
And that, should we wish to sing of Spring,
It's of September we would sing!
 Blogs are not just recreational!
Sometimes they are educational!


Now let nobody imagine that Ireland isn't beautiful.
It is! For I have seen it and it's true.
It's green it's fresh, it's verdant and its people are remarkable;
They're quirky, friendly, personable, too.
And Ireland has its Blarney Stone, its Leprachauns, its Irish Jigs;
Yes, Ireland's all the travel brochures say;
But the lucky streak the Irish ought to celebrate eternally,
Is the Publicist who chanced to come their way.
Who was he? We will never know. Some immigrant, no doubt,
Who recalled his long-lost home as fairy-land;
It was he who thought-up Paddyism, in those far-off days,
And the flame of Irish specialness was fanned.
Now I have been to Scotland and I have been to Wales
And I was born in England, yes, that's true,
They're green and fresh, they're verdant and their  people are remarkable;
They're quirky, friendly, personable, too.
But do we praise Saint Andrew and frisk around in Scottish kilts?
And do we praise St David in like style?
As for poor old George (the Saint) he's utterly ignored;
And Morris Dancing's something to revile!
Yet Saint Patrick makes us all go green on the one day in the year!
We Riverdance our way throughout the date!
Yes, Ireland should thank its Publicist, back in antiquity;
He gave it Marketability on a plate!

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