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From North to South, East to West
From Lands End to John O’Groats,
You can always find a festival
That will surely float your boat

There are festivals of music
For blues, folk, jazz and rock
And festivals for foodies
Where you can learn to cook in a wok

If you’re not into music or cooking,
And your interests are literary
You can participate at a book festival
With story telling and poetry

You can visit a festival for the arts
Or an Eisteddford, where people sing
Or hear jokes, at a comedy festival
If singing is not your thing

Or be a viewer, at a film festival
Watching copious ‘films noir’
Or take a walk round a festival of gardens
Through a plethora of fragrant flowers

History, culture, religion, the sea
Are all covered by festivals too
Genres for everyone, regardless of age
Whatever you like to do

Festivals for this, festivals for that
For each month throughout the year,
But the festivals I like to frequent the most
Are the ones that involve drinking beer!

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  1. Date: 4/3/2012 1:03:00 PM
    Yeah janette I'm with you on this one great poem

  1. Date: 7/23/2010 4:39:00 AM
    mmmm....nice wake my warm memories of our festival here....i thank you for that...^_^ v

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 11:02:00 PM
    great write! I see talent in you, and thanks for the comment, I only write from the heart.

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 2:38:00 PM
    The UK has seen a massive growth in Festivals Janette. They accrue so much revenue to the towns and villages where they are based. Kool poem >> James

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 10:58:00 AM
    a real cute ending to this one. The festival for me is that film festival FOR sure. are you in the US? this place sounds like England too. LUv, Andrea ps thanks for your very welcome comments to me.

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 6:53:00 AM
    A beautiful read. Also thank you for your kind words on my latest if you have time please check out my saga, criminal part 3- ofcourse its not true just a story. Have a great day.

  1. Date: 7/9/2010 6:45:00 AM
    LOL! Good one, Janet. Thanks for sharing and for commenting...By the way, I am going to try to start commenting again. I have just been too weepy these past three months…commenting became difficult. I do enjoy reading your wonderful poetry, though. And I appreciate you. Thanks for understanding. God be with you and keep up the excellent writing. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 1:21:00 PM
    Thanks for your encouraging words on ...funereal. regards..rinki

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 1:18:00 PM
    Festivals are indeed fun. This was a very fun poem. Thank you for your kind comment on my poem Masterpiece. I am trying to get the hang of things here.

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 12:28:00 AM
    so do i, maybe at all the others you mention also, love this Harry

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 10:48:00 PM
    lol Funny, Janette, especially the last stanza. Yeah, there are indeed festivals for all flavors and tastes. Great quatrain! Thanks for sharing and thank you for your congrats on my featured poem. Caroline.

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 10:56:00 AM
    Well covered, Janette. Got a chuckle. Thanks for your comments. Have a good one. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 9:23:00 AM
    Great informative poem Janette, really enjoyed reading.. Thank you for reading my piece as well ~ rgds Wilma

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 7:35:00 AM
    Great write that is informative..Not sure if you mean festivals that are scattered across America or in one location...Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my write about the hawk which was a metaphor for some people..Sara

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 5:12:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/30/2010 5:22:00 AM
    Hahaha, Janette! Like your poem!! And a nice tribute to festivals and beer although I never visited the "Okoberfest" in Munich because everything there is a hell of expensive!...Thanky for your kind comments and keep on writing...All the best...Gert

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 12:40:00 PM
    Thanks so much Janette, i read it and replied to you via soup mail, thanks much. regards rinki. enjoyed reading this, especially the last para, geat job.

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 10:55:00 AM
    Ha ha, I'm right with you on that one :) Really enjoyed your poem throughout, and that last line was just great. ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 9:19:00 AM
    Amen to that, those Beer festivals are my favorite too!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 9:04:00 AM