Wednesday Writings – The Hedon Bells

WEDNESDAY WRITINGS will be our new regular postings that showcase those local folk with writing talent – poetry and creative writing.

Unlike other posts on the Hedon Blog, these will be published in the evening 5pm – so that an entire night every week can be dedicated to those with pieces of work to share.

Our contributor tonight is Hedon Poet, David Thompson.

The Hedon Bells (a ringing endorsement) – by David Thompson

In quintessential Englishness,
The grand old King of Holderness,
Eight bells that ring from treble down
To tenor, clear across the town,
Through louvred Gothic windows call
To morning service one and all,
Or on a wedding day to play
Their part, to make a special day,
And on Remembrance Day to toll,
In mourning for the honoured roll,
Or on some Saturdays to peal,
An ancient art that`s quite genteel,
With Rounds and Changes as the aim,
All sequences do have their name,
From Plain Bob Minor, Whittington,
The glossary of bells goes on,
To Dodging, Hunting, out and back,
Ring up, ring down, avoid the slack,
Long may the bells of Hedon ring,
Long may they resonate and bring,
Due honour on this ancient town,
And may they never take them down.

Inspired!? If you want to submit something for Wednesday Writings then e-mail it to hedonblog@gmx.com – and please put WEDNESDAY WRITINGS in the subject line (we get lots of e-mails everyday and this makes it easier to spot).

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