Thursday, 1 August 2019

Yorkshire Day 2019 | An Ode to Yorkshire

On Yorkshire Day, a little creative writing piece to pay homage to all that makes this glorious county that some of us are lucky enough to call home...



"Eee bah gum" she said, "isn't it a lovely feeling, being from that Yorkshire?"
There are many things to make us proud of God's own county, that's for sure.

The beautiful landscapes and coastlines up there in Scarborough, Brid and Whitby,
The Tour De Yorkshire flying past in as much times as it takes to say "si thi."

So much heritage and history and all those crucial industries,
Mining and waterways, steel, textiles and all the best breweries.

A recognisable dialect that unearths our home soil:
"Ow do, young bairn, put wood in't oyle."

The puddings, the rhubarb, Wensleydale cheese and parkin,
The liquorice, Henderson's Relish and while you're at it, get the Yorkshire Tea mashin'.

Museums a plenty with media, mining, Armories and railway,
Not forgetting Eden Camp, Eureka! and the Thackray.

Sheffield, York, Bradford, Hull and Leeds,
A city for each and all of your needs.

Cosmopolitan hubs full of business, finance, media and culture
Places decorated with Hockney's art and Hepworth and Moore sculptures.

From gothic, medieval, Viking and Roman
The castles and ruins will leave you unspoken.

And our musical talents, sure enough would make you gulp
Def Leppard, Arctic Monkeys, The Beautiful South and Pulp.

Everyone knows with Yorkshire, what you see is what you get.
Weather doesn't do much for us though, so prepare to get wet.

Yorkshire looks lovely when captured on the big and little screen
Full Monty, Emmerdale, Heartbeat and all that's in between.

Our little county offers a lot to see and do
Lots to take in while sipping your lovely brew.

So come and visit us, for we'll not bite
And we're not coming South, we're just too tight!






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