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Poetry Corner: We’re Watching…………..

By Bernie Bell

They’re closing down the Ness again

It’s easier now, than then

We did it all with soil and midden

This stuff’s beyond our ken.

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They’re closing down the Ness again

They do it every year

We thought we’d done it for all time

Or something very near.

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They’re closing down Ness again

They come from far and near

They’re not that different from us

That much is very clear.

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They’re closing down the Ness again

Strange folk, strange clothes, strange speech

And yet what was once known to us

Is not beyond their reach

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They’re closing down the Ness again

We watch them working hard

The man in charge, is one of us

A knowing–man named Card

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They’ve sealed it off

That is the end

At least for one more year.

We watch, we wait, we hope, we know

Their time to learn, is near.

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Bernie Bell 28th August 2018

To find out more, visit  – http://www.nessofbrodgar.co.uk/

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  1. Bernie Bell, your poem is so beautiful…as you know my wife and I spent Jan & Feb of 2012 on Orkney (Striomness) and then 6 months, May through to Nov.. Every day was the best Thank you for catching up to me, Richard

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  2. I meant to tell you. My wife and I have been to the Ness of Brodger many times, and museum and every other place that one could walk, hike, bike and be taken to by kind friends with a car. While in Stromness we stayed at the self catering cottage of Charlotte and Crispin Wirthington, right on the water. What a once in a lifetime experience

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