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And so we awaken to another spring. And as I rub the sleep of winter from my eyes and sun comes through the window of spring, I say hello world, hello friends, hello loved ones long gone and sleeping in the earth, and hello to all I will meet in this new turning of the wheel. Hail fellow,well met!



Welcome Bacchus, pleasing and desired, through whom our spirits are made joyful. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
This hollow cup overflows with good wine; of anyone drinks often, he will be sated and drunk. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
These are the royal vessels for which was sacked Jerusalem and regal Babylon made rich. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
From this cup let all masters drink together, let partners drink and let friends drink. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
Bacchus perhaps conquering the hearts of men, stirs to love their spirits. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
Bacchus often visiting womankind, subdues them before you, O Venus. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
Bacchus entering their veins with hot liquor, sets them afire with the heat of Venus. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
Gentle Bacchus soothes cares and sorrows, brings jolly, joys, laugher and love. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
Bacchus, a woman's mind is wont to soothe and drive her more quickly to consent with a man. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
And she who congress first refuses Bacchus, makes her an easy conquest. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
Bacchus, a god, makes a man happy and makes him equally learned and eloquent. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
Bacchus, excellent god, all of us standing here are happy as we drink your gifts. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.
We all sing to you the highest praises, lauding you deservedly through all ages. This wine, good wine, kindly wine, makes a man noble, honest, spirited.

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Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:30 am
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A poem for spring and for my friends, picked from the minds of others like berries from a bush, not stolen, for how do you steel fruit from mother nature, or songs from the birds, or songs from the heart, but rather, added to mine for others to pick.

For love of hate

Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

Their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished;
Neither have they any more a portion forever in any thing that is done under the sun.

Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before all.
And he who is an adversary of love all the days of spring, beside the mischief did, doth poison the well of love.

The hatred wherewith he hated her, was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her.
Until he said unto her, arise, be gone.

And like the slayer Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past
He must shall flee thither that he may live, lest the avenger of the blood pursue him,

For the slayer, his heart is hot because the way is long, he runs with fear that none may overtake and slay him.
Not worthy of death inasmuch as his hatred is his burden, thrust upon himself for the crime of killing love,
and turning those who loved him to wait that he should die.

And here's the bush that supplied the berries..


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Svmer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu
Groweþ sed
and bloweþ med
and springþ þe wde nu
Sing cuccu

Awe bleteþ after lomb
lhouþ after calue cu
Bulluc sterteþ
bucke uerteþ
murie sing cuccu

Cuccu cuccu
Wel singes þu cuccu
ne swik þu nauer nu

Sing cuccu nu • Sing cuccu.
Sing cuccu • Sing cuccu nu

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Off to see John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett in half hour. Hopefully they will be a scream.

Way back when...





One of my favourite songs...


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Stretched out on the sun bed Sunday for the first time this year, OK I was wearing my coat, but the sun was out and it must have been hot enough to almost reach double figures. That's spring enough. Next door's cat came out and sat on me so she must have thought it spring enough as well. And the onions are sprouting nicely. All is well in the Beerman country gardens.

Here's to the sun coming out







In fact I'm going to dedicate this next video to next door's pussy



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The smell of cut grass and strong ale, and the sound of peasants dancing. Spring!



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Miri it is while sumer ilast ok it's not summer yet, but thinking of it ending before it starts is kinda doomy.



Miri it is while sumer ilast with fugheles song;
oc nu neheth windes blast and weder strong.
Ei, ei!, what this niht is long!
And ich with wel michel wrong,
soregh and murn and fast.

It's a shame only one verse survives

Merry it is while summer lasts with the song of birds;
but now draws near the wind's blast and harsh weather.
Alas, alas, how long this night is!
And I, most unjustly,
sorrow and mourn and fast.

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keep going... I'm enjoying this... :D

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Of all the trees that grow so fair, old Engerland to adorn,
Greater are none beneath the Sun, than Oak and Ash and Thorn.
Sing Oak and Ash and Thorn, good Sirs, all of a Midsummer's morn
Surely we sing of no little thing, in Oak and Ash and Thorn.

Oak of the Clay lived many a day, or ever Aeneas began;
Ash of the Loam was a lady at home, when Brut was an outlaw man;
And thorn of the Down saw New Troy Town, from which was London born;
Witness hereby the ancientry of Oak and Ash and Thorn

Sing Oak and Ash and Thorn, good Sirs, all of a Midsummer's morn
Surely we sing of no little thing, in Oak and Ash and Thorn.

Yew that is old in churchyard mould, he breedeth a mighty bow;
Alder for shoes do wise men choose, and beech for cups also.
But when ye have killed, and your bowl is spilled, your shoes are clean outworn,
Back ye must speed for all that ye need, to Oak and Ash and Thorn.

Sing Oak and Ash and Thorn, good Sirs, all of a Midsummer's morn
Surely we sing of no little thing, in Oak and Ash and Thorn.

Ellum she hateth mankind, and waiteth, till every gust be laid,
To drop a limb on the head of him that anyway trusts her shade.
But whether a lad be sober or sad, or mellow with ale from the horn,
He'll taketh no wrong when he lieth along 'Neath Oak and Ash and Thorn

Sing Oak and Ash and Thorn, good Sirs, all of a Midsummer's morn
Surely we sing of no little thing, in Oak and Ash and Thorn.

Oh, do not tell the Priest our plight, or he would call it a sin;
But we have been out in the woods all night a-conjuring Summer in
And we bring you news by word of mouth, good news for cattle and corn
Now is the Sun come up from the South with Oak and Ash and Thorn

Sing Oak and Ash and Thorn, good Sirs, all of a Midsummer's morn
Surely we sing of no little thing, in Oak and Ash and Thorn!

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Do not tell the priest our plight or he will call it a sin, but we have been in the woods alnight a-conjuring summer in.



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Jack's a-waking and the sap's a-rising.

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To celebrate May day I've decided to get a stinking cold and spend most of the time in bed coughing and spluttering. I was going to see Pelican tomorrow but that's going to be replaced with self-pity and an early night. Women have no idea how painful man-flu is. They have no concept of real pain that men have to bear. Everything is amplified due to our sensitivity.

If I can't go to the Pelican gig then the Pelican gig will just have to come to me



Then afterwards we can have a chat



Then, if I'm up to it, we can do a local dance for local people, but I doubt it, because, I'm so ill.


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