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Nominated as one of the BEST POETS (current or in the past) on World Poetry Day, 21 March 2013 - in Dazed & Confused Magazine.

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Included in: My poem, ON THE OCEAN WAVES
International Who's Who in Poetry 2012
Library of Congress ISBN- 978-1-61936-035-8

My poem, The African Man, featured twice during 2012 in the eMagazine, Afritorial


The Shambles, York


Blog Posted:2/16/2013 2:15:00 AM



THE SHAMBLES 


History frozen in a time capsule -

The revered ancient scriptures.

Sleet on town cobblestones.


© 2013 Suzette Crous


I had changed the title of my poem to its original title - this one would not have made sense to anyone, without a footnote. 


This is a picture of the historical street, The Shambles, in York which had been preserved as a living history museum. After Edinburgh, York is to me, the most beautiful city in the UK. It is, also, home of the second largest cathedral in the UK, namely York Minster. We do not get snow on the ground here in Cape Town and the first time I came across sleet was upon one of my visits to York. Nearly broke an ankle on the black ice on the cobble stones that day! I love history and to be able to kneel in on of the pews in the ancient churches, one cannot but wonder who went before. The poetry of that period reflects the life of those times far better than any pictorial representation could - because it was written by people who had a keen eye for observation and a soft spot for humanity (with all its foibles and pomp and ceremony). Shakespeare often satire the politicians and the clergy. Geoffrey Chaucer's The Wife of Bath, is hilarious!


My LEKKER poetry contest is dragging its feet. I am sure that you might find something which gives you pleasure to write about. Another definition of "lekker" is: A "lekker", meaning a sweet. 



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  1. Date: 2/17/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Never been to York, but loved Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Ayr. Each had its own beauty and the Ayr hotel was historic and beautifully kept. A lot of great memories.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 2/17/2013 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Do make a turn at York, if you can, Vince. But try to go off season - otherwise all the tourists might not let you enjoy it as much: I loved finding a bench in a town square and just enjoying the view. I had visited Edinburgh during the Hockmany (or however you spell it) and maybe that had set the pace for the subsequent visits for me - I love rambling in old cities.
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 3:51:00 PM
    I thought Cambridge was one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Thanks for sharing this.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 2/17/2013 9:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are welcome. I must confess, Michael, that I have not visited Cambridge. Oxford was the only "University City" which I had spent some time in.
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:54:00 PM
    I have a photo from almost the exact spot. My daughter lives in York and we visit every 18 months or so. Lovely city.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 2/17/2013 9:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh! I am jealous!!! I wish I could visit there again.
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 11:57:00 AM
    I remember this poem. Cool to see the picture with it. Suz, I think there is something stubborn about us humans. We see a word like Lekkers and even though you describe it to us, it does not have that same "pizzazz"for me that it has for people in your country. Would you mind much if I did a funny poem on the word and not focus so much on its actual meaning? If I were to do one, I would want to go humorous. Luv, Andrea

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 2/16/2013 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Funny will be good.... Do a skit, if you like. Pun it if you like. It has so many different meanings that whatever you do with it would be lekker :-)
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 5:55:00 AM
    I did a needlepoint tapestry of The Shambles (when I could still see by artificial light) and years later, gifted it to a friend when I left my old house.

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  1. Date: 2/16/2013 4:09:00 AM
    As David says it is an amazing place xx

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  1. Date: 2/16/2013 4:09:00 AM
    As David says it is an amazing place xx

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 2/16/2013 4:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is only 2 hours out of London by train (faster than the freeway). I can recommend York to anyone visiting the UK. Stay overnight, if you can.... :-)
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 2:20:00 AM
    Su, it is a beautiful City and The Shambles are just amazing to walk through, it used to be the capital many moons ago....David

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 2/16/2013 4:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for this info, David. I was fortunate to live and work in Harrogate for a while (during my divorce from my previous husband), and York was a pleasant city to while the time away in over a weekend. :-)

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