14 February 2014

Amen

God hath been wreaking his dark vengeance upon the sodomites and sinners who live in the south of England - sending biblical floods upon them and lashing their seaside boltholes with almighty tempests and crashing salt waves. Iniquitous Wales has also aroused God's wrath and  lo, he hath thrashed England's Gomorrah - the unholy seaside resort of Blackpool .

Meanwhile, in sunny Yorkshire, your meek and most reverential correspondent Brother Pudding did walketh out in the countryside yesterday afternoon, communing with God's creatures and observing the beauty that he hath, in his wisdom, left for we his humble servants to worship.

Approaching Stannington from the Rivelin Valley, I spotted an old stone boundary marker for this new Jerusalem - the City of Sheffield:-
Brother Pudding tarried a while at Bowcroft Cemetery on Riggs High Road. It is an ancient Quaker burial ground. Very small and very windswept - accommodating various members of the Shaw family from nearby hill farms:-
And did those feet in ancient times, walk upon England's pastures green? A view of Hill Top at Dungworth with High Bradfield beyond:-
Disused chimney at Dyson Industries' refractory on Stopes Lane - again High Bradfield can be seen in the distance:-
And I don't know if he'll see this in his sodden Welsh cottage where flickering candles are now de rigeur but this is the former King Edward VII hospital in the Rivelin Valley where I believe Nurse John Gray once worked. It has been converted into residential accommodation:- 
Amen

16 comments:

  1. And those ancient feet walked well. A good walk but an even better read.

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  2. A goodly walk had Brother Pudding
    Through High Bradfield and Little Gidding,
    Past Stannington and Norton Parish
    (Jerusalem's a place to cherish),
    And when his days are done and over,
    He'll walk through England's fields forever.

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    1. Yes I will and as a ghost I will enjoy scaring the **** out of people - knocking on their windows and moaning "Whooooo!" down their chimneys.

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  3. So let me understand...are you saying that sodomites are not sinners and we should not confuse the two, or are you saying they are a special class of sinners, worse than the rest, who deserve special punishment?

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    1. Rather than answer your question, I would prefer to ask why exactly are you so keenly interested in the difference between sinners and sodomites? It's highly suspicious. If you have "issues" you wish to explore may I suggest you visit www.sodomysupport.com

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    2. No hidden agenda at this end. I was merely curious as to why you used the phrase "sodomites and sinners" (instead of, say, sodomites and other sinners)....

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    3. Mmmm...You say that now Rhymes With Comedy!

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  4. I appreciate the quote from William Blake.

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    1. To English people that reference is very familiar but it shows that you are an unusual American as you also made that quick connection.

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  5. Picture No. 2 is almost worth nicking from your blog and adding it to my Doors & Doorways collection. But stealing is a sin, and even more so stealing from someone so righteous and pious as Brother Pudding, and so I'll resist temptation, mumbling a few quick prayers, and move on to the next blog.

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    1. And lo, the serpent did tempteth Eve."Get thee to a nunnery!" commanded The Blog and she was sore afraid and did tremble and wail and the glory of The Blog did shine about her.

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  6. Well, that was quite a sermon Rev. Pudding! I sometimes find some isolated spot to sit and wonder who has gone by this spot.Awesome photos of your countryside.

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    1. "To sit and wonder who has gone by this spot" seems like a very worthwhile activity to me Red. Our time here is all too short.

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  7. As I appear to be living in a small isolated area of still-functioning power, I think I must be very saintly indeed. I'm really not sure how you managed to escape The Wrath, but I can fully understand why it smote Blackpool.

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    1. Are you a nun Sister JayAhhh?

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    2. No, just a misunderstood saint.

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