QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

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Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Post by Tripps » 07 Dec 2019, 00:05

It's late but continuing the theme -
This reminds me old my old auntie who died last year aged 99 and 3/4 . I think it's Irish - very rhythmic :smile:

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl’s feather!

Down along the rocky shore
Some make their home,
They live on crispy pancakes
Of yellow tide-foam;
Some in the reeds
Of the black mountain-lake,
With frogs for their watchdogs,
All night awake.

High on the hill-top
The old King sits;
He is now so old and grey
He’s nigh lost his wits.
With a bridge of white mist
Columbkill he crosses,
On his stately journeys
From Slieveleague to Rosses;
Or going up with the music
On cold starry nights,
To sup with the Queen
Of the gay Northern Lights.

They stole little Bridget
For seven years long;
When she came down again
Her friends were all gone.
They took her lightly back,
Between the night and morrow,
They thought that she was fast asleep,
But she was dead with sorrow.
They have kept her ever since
Deep within the lake,
On a bed of fig-leaves,
Watching till she wake.

By the craggy hillside,
Through the mosses bare,
They have planted thorn trees
For my pleasure, here and there.
Is any man so daring
As dig them up in spite,
He shall find their sharpest thorns
In his bed at night.

Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren’t go a-hunting
For fear of little men;
Wee folk, good folk,
Trooping all together;
Green jacket, red cap,
And white owl’s feather!
William Allingham
Born to be mild. . .

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Post by Stanley » 07 Dec 2019, 02:54

That brings back memories! My kids taught it to me in the days when they still learned poems by rote at school. My indelible one is Young Lochinvar.
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Post by Tripps » 07 Dec 2019, 15:01

In election week. . .

"Politicians and nappies need to be changed regularly - and for the same reason.
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Post by Stanley » 08 Dec 2019, 03:01

I like it David. :laugh5:
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Post by Tizer » 14 Dec 2019, 10:19

Peter Hennessy, pointing out the `howling gap' between extremes of left and right.

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Post by Stanley » 15 Dec 2019, 04:20

And in that 'howling gap' lies hope. Nature and history teach us that such a situation is untenable. The stress built up forces a readjustment.
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Post by Tizer » 22 Jan 2020, 10:19

Seen on the BBC...
The Daily Telegraph's main cartoon shows dozens of the world's elite scrambling from their private jets at the local airport, with one of them shouting to the others: "Hurry, we don't want to miss Greta Thunberg." :smile:

(..and Trump arrived with a huge convoy of jeeps, a jet and seven helicopters!)

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Post by Stanley » 23 Jan 2020, 04:49

I've seen the Presidential hardware from the air and it includes two Starlifters or similar to carry all the vehicles and helicopters. It's like a full scale military operation. By the way, I think I am right in saying that Boeing are due to deliver two new US Ones this year....
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