Time Fetches (Yorkshire Dialect Version)
by Paul Brookes
Watch thee sen as time fetches on
as tall hawthorn hedge that bars
tha from t'other worlds
in its cloud ghosted ditch
gets thin this season so as folk
from other side can fetch them
sens over an bleed through to ours
and tha'll see these weird folk
take a stride outside thee door.
Blaze a candle in tha home
and set a flicker lanterns, jack o'lanterns,
candles outdoors to show
the weird folk, spirits and all
direct way back to where
they bide from, so as they don't
detour where they're not welcome.
Respect them, they'll respect thee.
This night light a fire
in tha hearth
for to protect thee sen
or better thee sen.
Scribe on a scrap a paper
a part of thee life
tha wish to be rid on
anger, a baneful habit,
misplaced feelings, disease.
Lob it int flame
so tha may lose
that part tha ashamed on.