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English Weather Forecast

The weather guy pored over his maps contriving his prognostication,
Of the weather forecast for the consumption of the British population.
It comprised all the towns, villages and shires from A to Zed,
To include the burgs of Wookey Hole, Wyre Piddle and Guys Head!

The towns of Crazies Hill and Cuckoo's Nest could expect clear skies,
Nasty, Mucking and Mousehole were included in this surmise.
Rain bode for Scrooby, Spital, Tiptoe and Brian's Puddle,
Ugley, Ramsbottom, Fitchfield and the village of Affpuddle.

Hail would visit the towns of Piddlehinton, Diddlebury and Pill,
Sots Hole, Inkpen, Birdlip, Scagglethorpe and Toot Hill.
He warned Catbrain, Clock Face and Daffy Green to expect sleet.
That also included Giggleswick, Kibblesworth and Cackle Street.

Broadbottom, Muggleswick and Barking were to be aware of fog,
As well as Yelling, Wigglesworth, Slaggyford and Black Dog.
Scattered clouds were billed for Crackpot, Beer and Fairy Cross,
And for the areas of Fugglestone, Great Snoring and Balls Dross.

Beanacre, Fatfield, Wham and Jump could expect some light snow.
Raging gales were predicted for Lickey End and Harrowbarrow.
Conditions change in minutes in High Brooms and Frog Pool.
He dare not divine weather for those blokes - he was nobody's fool!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 10/11/2012 9:05:00 AM
    I really like your forecasts. Sounds so true.

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 6:28:00 PM
    There are a lot of towns in the UK with some strange names. Also, the places are not phonetically spelled either. Another good poem as usual Bob.

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 3:26:00 PM
    If all these names are truly real then England is a hoot. Let's hope the sun comes out again and gives the rain the boot. Enjoyed!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:12:00 AM
    Hi Robert h I am lol at this only live a few miles from Diddlesbury, very good, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:48:00 PM
    It sounds like in Utah, very changeable weather!!! It is interesting to see your many strange sounding English city titles here, Robert. how did you think them all up?

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:08:00 PM
    Dear Bob H., your poem was very exciting to read with an interesting ending.. xox~pd

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 8:51:00 PM
    You have the most extensive vocabulary of anyone I ever met, you amaze me, I think you she be the next tv anchor man, and do the weather channel, with your witty ways and winning smile, I'd watch you every morning and never tire, glad I read this, good night sweet dreams kind man, and give that lovely wife of yours a sweet snuggle and a cuddle, xxxx Vie.

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 5:38:00 PM
    Have to love all those English names..I like all the different names for landscapes too! Fells, dells, tors, moors, vales dales on & On LOL. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 4:10:00 PM
    Hey Robert, Giggleswick not to far from where i am writing this comment. 30 minute drive, as usual your poems are a joy to read, i've only been back in England for a year, and never in my long life, have i witness such terrible weather. but reading this 'cheered me up no end' to coin a phrase

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 8:58:00 AM
    Changed my mind...I choose Wookey BG

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 8:56:00 AM
    Oh my goodness..youve got another great one. My son is living in London for a has rained and rained...wish he lived in one of your cute names..Wigglesworth would be fun...BG

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 12:59:00 PM
    winner,love it Robert,the names had me giggling right through

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 11:32:00 AM
    A bit of a fantasy .... lol .... here I had to hold my tongue straight in the mouth ... lol .. Fantastic posted Bob! - Luck in contest. - Have a peaceful weekend. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 11:30:00 AM
    Oh my!!!I think I need to refresh my vocabulary hahahahah :) Excellent write friend Robert. Good luck in the contest..have a nice day!!