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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.