Memories of childhood

My sister oh my sister do not die

I feel that I still need you in my world

And Rivington we saw the larks upfly

Anglezarke the reservoir still swirled

Fresh water for old Liverpool’s

supply

I cannot go to Rivington alone

Nor Scotchmans Stump to see birds little bones

Once we lit a fire by a stream.

I’d like to go there now my love my queen.

Sturdy and determined she would climb.

Take the bus to Horwich it’s nearby

We saw ripe elderberries full and fine

In the distance Winter Hill stood high

The highest hill about so high austere

I won’t take you there sweet Eileen dear

On Pendle Hill

I see the shape of Pendle Hill ahead.

To this eerie hillside I’ve been

led

Hear they burned the witches in their rage

How far is hell from this this forsaken place?

Yet its shape still stirs me, it’s my home.

I might be a witch on here to roam

The River Ribble is a mighty flood

Flowing down the Pennines as one would

But if there were no gravity we’d see

Rivers running up into the trees.

The oceans would dry up or flood the land

Science is so hard to understand

So let’s just play some music on this Hill

Let’s dance and sing for if you won’t hat I will

Who should tell us?

No-one ever told me grief was fear
Or did they speak but I refused to hear?
Like cancer, blindness, suicide and hate
The words describe the folk of foreign states.

Vigilant and wary as we weep
We feel the loss of God and then our sleep
The world no longer has a solid floor
The foot is hesitant, the head is more.

The rudeness of old friends can hurt like knives
They rush to tell you, you are no-one’s wife.
Though we know we must meet God alone
The status of our soul is overthrown.

And yet we see new visions and new ways
Lying with the worms,as beetles gaze
By Katherine

The soul may live

I cannot live without your love so dear.

I stretch my arm but you are nowhere near

My hand finds only emptiness at night.

I am afraid till I switch on the light

Once I saw you lying by my side

I forgot just then that you’d already died.

The knives are sharpened they will cut my heart

I can live without it and my charts

I am going nowhere I am stuck

Is this fate or is it just bad luck?

What is a United Kingdom?

United Kingdom means that England fought wars against Scotland and Ireland and Wales

Instead of making these countries independent they were linked together into one country. The United Kingdom that is why King Charles has visited the three other countries since he became king.

Given the history in food in the 20th century it’s not surprising that there is a lot of animosity towards. the English