I know the Monday Poem this week was set off by Bruce Springsteen's 'Home Town' in theory but I have to admit that as I listened to that song another one with 'town' in the title started to play louder and clearer in my head as I worked my way towards a poem. It was this song (can't embed it, sorry). The song is 'Our Town' performed by the tremendous Yorkshire lass Kate Rusby (and I have posted about her before). Here she is - unbelievably pretty as well as talented...not that any of us cerebral types care about looks...
If you're interested you can see/hear the same song performed by its writer Iris DeMent (here). I prefer the Rusby version but then I heard hers first and that often happens with a song, doesn't it?
Off to walk the dog in glorious Angus September sunshine now. Fields, woods, all the space of the country – who needs towns anyway?
Fiction at the Friary
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