Reflections and discussion from Quakers in Sheffield.
Conjugating QuakersI'm a QuakerYou're a QuakerHe's a Quaker boreThey're all QuakersShe's a QuakerQuakers all Galore:-)
I'm a lonely little Quakerand I'm feeling very small.I'm the clerk of Monthly Meetingand there's no-one here at all.I've got all the minutes draftedand I'm ready with my penbut the sense of Monthly Meetingis they've stayed at home again.It's a 1660 meeting housethat's hidden in the darkdown a rustic public footpathin a Yorkshire national park,and I looked it up on Multimapand drove my four-by-fourover mountains where James Nayler preachedin 1654.If it wasn't for the Quakersin the Quaker burial groundthen I'd be the only Quakerfor a hundred miles around,for the buses stop at sevenand there's something on TVand this month it's nominationsand there's no-one here but me.I could minute they're preventedbut they never said what by.I'm a lonely little Quakerand I think I want to cry ...
What lovely little rhymes. I think I will link here very soon. Thank you.
When I told my grandma (not a Quaker) I was hanging out with Quakers, she said when she was a kid, they used to say:No more laughterNo more funQuaker Meeting has begunHahaha
Then there is the little song I learned in YFNAI'd rather be a jolly St. FrancisSinging his canticle to the sun,Than a dour, old sobersides QuakeWhose diet would appear to have been,Spiritual Persimmons.Will T
The town of FriendJust miles awayNo Quakers live thereI'm unhappy to sayThe name of the townJust came from some guyHis last name was FriendIn case you wondered why
Simon Heywood, your poems tell the truth and show that we can laugh at ourselves, thank you so much!Will T.: did you know that when persimmons are allowed to ripen they are the sweetest of all fruit?
Will T: That's a direct quote of Thomas Kelly in the Testament of Devotion.
Please may I have permission to reproduce Simon Heywood's "I'm a lonely little Quaker..." in the monthly newsletter for Southern East Anglia Area Meeting, which comes out at the end of this month.Thank you, John Kay, Colchester meeting.
I would also like permission to reproduce these in the newsletter of Portland Friends Meeting in Portland, Maine, USA. Funny!
I hope that it will be in order to quote 'I'm a lonely little Quaker' in the Surrey and Hampshire Border AM newsletter this month.Best wishes,Irene
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