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Willow Breeze

August 15, 2012

Okay, a quick post over coffee – a double-haiku purely for fun!  Buskers were out in town this morning, and it got me thinking.  Sometimes the past seems aquiver in the breeze…

Winnington Bridge spans the River Weaver just north of my hometown, Northwich.  Here a battle was fought on 19th August 1659 between Royalist rebels led by Sir George Booth and a detachment of the New Model Army led by General John Lambert for Parliament.  The result was an easy victory for Lambert.  Sir George fled the scene then made good his escape disguised as a woman!

 

WILLOW BREEZE

 

Buskers croon willow breeze

Where once two armies met.

Fins flash swordplay now.

 

In willow breeze shame

Fled a rebel in drag.

Coin-cap buskers play on.

 

~~

 

Copyright © Paul Beech 2012

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