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Belfast...A Poem
CulzieDate: Thursday, 2008-08-07, 6:31 PM | Message # 1
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I'll speak to you, dear stranger, if you really want to know,
So listen , and I'll tell you why I love this city so.

Belfast is an Ulsterman with features dour and grim,
It's a pint of creamy porter and a Sunday morning hymn;
The dingy little café where they serve you dainty teas.
It's up the road to the Anchor, for lots of vinegar on hot peas.

It's a banner on July the twelfth, a sticky toffee apple,
A righteous little gospel hall, a roman catholic chapel;
It was a paper boy shoutin telly, a piece of apple tart
A fry upon a Saturday, or a coal breek on a cart.

Do you mind a Corporation gas man, complete with bowler hat,
A wee shop at the corner, a friendly bit of chat;
An oul lad in a duncher, the woman in a shawl,
A pinch of snuff, a tattie farl, a loyal orange hall.

The tobacco smell in York street, a beg of yella man,
An Easter egg that's dyed with whins, a slice of Ormo pan
The wee lad with spricks in an oul glass jar,
The preacher at the customs house, or an old Victorian bar.

Mud banks on the Lagan when the tide is running low,
The men collecting refuse , bonfires in Sandy Row;
A bag of salty dullis, a boul of steaming stew,
A goldfish bought in Gresham Street, a preacher at the queue.

It's a portrait of King Billy upon a gable wall,
A flower seller on a stool, outside the City Hall;
A half moon round the door step, a Polis man on guard,
A man whose crying "delf for regs", a little whitewashed yard.

It's the Mays market on a Friday, the ships lined at the docks,
It's a shiny polished fender, a horse at Stranmillis locks;
It's herrings fried in oaten meal, with a drink of buttermilk;
It's a snowy linen handkerchief as soft as finest silk,

O'Hara's bap with country butter, a dander round the zoo,
A climb up tough Ben Madigan to get a splendid view.
It's a bunch of savoury scallions, a plate of buttery champ,
Hopscotch on the footpath, a swing around a lamp,

Delf dogs on the mantelpiece, the wee man from the Pru,
The chimney sweep on his bicycle, coming to do the flue;
The ever present vista of the hills of Castlereagh,
The deathless hush on Saturday when Linfield play away,

Killarney's lakes and fells, on the bells of the Assembly Hall,
Spikey broken bottles stuck on the backyard wall.
It's bacon boiled with pamphrey, served when piping hot,
With Comber spuds, balls of flour, cracked laughing in the pot.

It's the smell of mansion polish on the lino in the hall,
Sunday school excursion, a treat for one and all;
It's the islandmen who build great ships that take us far to sea,
S.D. bells in Ann Street where they sell the finest tea;

It's fish and chips in paper, on a Friday from Johnny Longs;
The Sally army band on Sunday to save the sinning throng.
It's a wee walk up the Lisburn Road and back by the Malone,
The Albert clock in High Street with its rich and mellow tone.

It's a Barney Hughes hot cross bun, a canary in a cage,
The old men talking in the park of a past and better age;
It's the sharp expressive dialect of everyone at large,
A ton of coal on the Lagan a floating in a barge.

It's wemen on the windystool when the summer sun shines down,
A "v" of apple tattie or a wee race into town.
It's a needle to an anchor in Smithfield's famous mart,
I think I'd better call a halt before I break my heart.

And that's the answer stranger and now I'm sure you'll see,
Why Belfast is the only place in all the world for me.


Ulster Protestants consider themselves to be a separate nation. This nation they call Ulster
 
RSAUBDate: Sunday, 2008-08-10, 11:35 AM | Message # 2
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Great wee poem that, although the more all these disgusting looking big developments and the more multicultural Belfast becomes it will lose even more of what's great about Belfast and that to me is the character of the place.
 
IbtesamAbdullahDate: Thursday, 2023-03-16, 5:56 AM | Message # 3
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I appreciate that you have written a lovely poem about this city now I would like to see this city whenever I will get free and get holidays from my CV writing help work so I will definitely visit there.
 
ViollaKaDate: Wednesday, 2023-07-19, 7:53 PM | Message # 4
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Rg5CiJiZMDKX4j7This poem beautifully captures the essence and heart of Belfast, painting a vivid picture of the city's unique character and charm. The love for Belfast shines through its diverse moments, traditions, and simple joys that make it an extraordinary place for the poet. A heartfelt ode to a beloved city that is rich in history, culture, and memories. Checkout super visa insurance monthly payment
 
mariakennethDate: Friday, 2024-03-29, 9:38 AM | Message # 6
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Omegle is like a digital version of Belfast, a place where you can encounter a diverse range of people and experiences, each with their own unique stories and perspectives. Both omegle and Belfast have the distinct charm that draws people in and makes them feel connected to something special.
 
Annaat20Date: Tuesday, 2024-06-04, 6:44 AM | Message # 7
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The poem has a lot of interesting content and a very good Pokerogue message. I really like it, thanks a lot
 
kalylDate: Tuesday, 2024-06-11, 4:17 AM | Message # 8
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leatherstraightDate: Monday, 2024-06-17, 10:16 AM | Message # 9
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Ồ, tôi sẽ cho học sinh của mình đọc  trò chơi kết nối bài thơ này
 
sotopi35Date: Tuesday, 2024-07-02, 3:27 PM | Message # 10
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You are a great talent, praise you
 
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