my love is NOT a red, red rose


Our love is NOT a red, red rose,
Nor is it one that’s white,
And daffodils, of yellow hue,
Do not our hearts excite.

Our fervour’s not for foxes and
Our yearning’s not for bears,
Our longing’s not for martlets and
Our passion’s not for pears.

We don’t desire seaxes,
(As if we ever could)
No matter if from Chelmsford or
From dear old St. John’s Wood.

And even if we found ourselves
At the end of our tethers,
We still would never ever crave
For Prince of Wales’ feathers.

For ‘tis a dragon that we love –
Or wyvern, (as some claim),
But come what may, our love’s as sweet,
When called by either name.

Because it’s this we’re certain of,
The beast that makes us swoon,
Has colours of distinction that
Are black, white and maroon!

Stumpy – much loved mascot of Somerset CCC

Other Cricket related posts:

To read ‘Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Deseted Cricket Ground’, click here

To read ‘Brian and Stumpy visit The Repair Shop’, click here

To read ‘A Tale of Two Tons’, click here

To read ‘A Somerset Cricket Players Emporium’, click here

To read ‘A Cricket Taunt’, click here

To read ‘A Song for Brian’, click here

To read ‘At Season’s End’, click here

To read ‘A Day at the Cricket’, click here

To read ‘The Great Cricket Sell Off’, click here

To read ‘On passing a village cricket club at dusk one late November afternoon’ click here

To read ‘How the Grinch stole from county cricket…or at least tried to’. click here

To read ‘How Covid-19 stole the the cricket season’, click here

To read ‘A Cricket Tea Kind of a Day’, click here

To read ‘Life in the slow lane’, click here

To read ‘A Cricketing Christmas Carol’, click here

To read ‘Frodo and the Format of Power’, click here

To read ‘If Only’, click here

To read ‘I’ve got a little CRICKET list’, click here

To read ‘Eve of the RLODC limericks’ click here

To read ‘It’s coming home…’, click here

To read ‘A Song for Ben Green’, click here

To read ‘Enough Said…’, the last section of which is cricket related, click here

A Jack Leach Trilogy:

To read ‘For when we can’t see why’, click here

To read ‘WWJD – What would Jack Do?’, click here

To read ‘On Playing a Blinder’, click here

To read ‘Coping with Disappointment’, click here

And to finish – a couple with a theological flavour

To read ‘Somerset CCC – Good for the soul’, click here

To read ‘Longing for the pavilion whilst enjoying a good innings’, click here

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