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janhedger
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Posted - 16/04/2018 :  14:16:12  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
RAINY DAY IN SUNDERLAND


Another rainy springtime day

That saps your energy away

Another day of wind and storm

Makes chilling bones the daily “norm’

The Winter’s taken over Spring

Delaying flights of birds on wing

Today we really should have been

Down on the beach at Crimdon Dene

But we ignored the lure of sand

To spend the day in Sunderland

The Glass Museum became our goal

To fill our minds and warm our soul

And there in glorious sound and light

We felt our spirits soar - take flight

A visual feast of blowing glass

To make an item of pure class

Saw fascinating forms in fires

Blown, then shaped by hands and pliers

A tap or two then gentle tug

Revealed a glorious coloured jug

At times like this you’ll surely say

Thank goodness for a rainy day

Don Holmes

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
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Rob Carson
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carlisle
United Kingdom


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Posted - 22/04/2018 :  13:57:29  Show Profile Send Rob Carson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
'Today we really should have been
Down on the beach at Crimdon Dene...'
Enjoy when place names are cleverly woven into a poem.
For me, this roots the poem gives it an authority, an authenticity-You feel the poet knows his turf well, and very often I would like to visit the locality with its association with the poem....
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sherlock
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nottingham
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Posted - 22/04/2018 :  20:20:06  Show Profile Send sherlock a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rob. This poem IS real. We were on a weeks holiday with our grandson at Crimdon Dene just north of Hartlepool. It was a couple of weeks ago on that really terrible stormy Tuesday. Our grandson is interested in Sea Glass - apparently the glass makers of Sunderland threw all their waste into the sea and it gets washed up along the coast, even as far as Bridlington. Rather than get half frozen on the beach we went to the museum to get warm.....
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Rob Carson
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carlisle
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Posted - 24/04/2018 :  13:42:22  Show Profile Send Rob Carson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can understand your grandson being intrigued by Sea Glass, Don.
Being with the young can be an inspiration and an education in itself. Interesting that the glass makers deposited waste glass into the sea and how it became so widely dispersed. Cordial regards....
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