Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Poetry Thursday 18

Did you know that on July 5th 1908 Pope Pius X declared that UK, USA, Canada and Holland were no longer missionary lands He must have given us up as having no future!
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The Future (haiku)

It is obvious
Looking forward is Summer
The now is cooler
©David L Atkinson July 2012


Tynwald Day

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The isle of Man  has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. Gaelic cultural influence began in the 5th century AD, and the Manx language, a branch of the Gaelic languages, gradually emerged. In the 9th century, the Norse began to settle there. A Norse-Gaelic culture arose and the island came under Norse control. In 1266, the island became part of Scotland as formalised by the Treaty of Perth. After a period of alternating rule by the kings of Scotland and England, the island came under the feudal overlordship of the English Crown in 1399. The lordship revested into the British Crown in 1764 but the island never became part of Great Britain or its successor the United Kingdom and retained its status as an internally self-governing Crown dependency.
The 5th July is their national day. The parliament is called The Tynwald.

Isle of Man (tanka)

Jewel in the sea
Storm tossed whatever season
Where do you belong
Tailless cat without balance
Like a ship without rudder
©David L Atkinson July 2012

God Bless