Happy St Georges Day

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May the morris men of England fill your Anglo Saxon heart with joy. Happy St Georges day. This Post is not available in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Polish, Russian, German, French or any other immigrant tongue.

God save the Queen
 
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BusterQuin said:
May the morris men of England fill your Anglo Saxon heart with joy. Happy St Georges day. This Post is not available in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Polish, Russian, German, French or any other immigrant tongue.

God save the Queen
Heureux jour de saint Georges a tous.
 
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The BBC commissioned Brian Patten to write a poem for this Day:

The True Dragon by Brian Patten

St George was out walking
He met a dragon on a hill,
It was wise and wonderful
Too glorious to kill

It slept amongst the wild thyme
Where the oxlips and violets grow
Its skin was a luminous fire
That made the English landscape glow

Its tears were England’s crystal rivers
Its breath the mist on England’s moors
Its larder was England’s orchards,
Its house was without doors

St George was in awe of it
It was a thing apart
He hid the sleeping dragon
Inside every English heart

So on this day let’s celebrate
England’s valleys full of light,
The green fire of the landscape
Lakes shivering with delight

Let’s celebrate St George’s Day,
The dragon in repose;
The brilliant lark ascending,
The yew, the oak, the rose
He thaught that slaying Dragons rather bad form as they would be endangered species. Well they would be, wouldn't they.

They also commissioned a Jock to write on the same theme:

By George! by Elvis Mcgonagall

Once more unto the breach, dear Morris Dancers
once more Jingle your bells, thwack sticks, raise flagons
Cry “God for Harry and Saint George!â€
Gallant knight and slayer of dragons

Patron saint of merry England –
And Georgia, and Catalonia, and Portugal, Beirut, Moscow
Istanbul, Germany, Greece, Archers, farmers, boy scouts, butchers and sufferers of syphilis
Multicultural icon with sword and codpiece

On, on you bullet-headed saxon sons
Fly flags from white van and cab
But remember stout yeomen, your champion was Turkish
So – get drunk and have a kebab
I allways understood that the other Nations made a big fuss their National Day as consolation for not being born English.

All good wishes accepted in good grace and humour.
 
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