~ A Visit to York ~
~ where I found that not all foreigners speak perfect English ~
A true account!
A fine April day, a visit to York ~
History and beauty where time stands still.
In the late afternoon, I think a walk
Along the city walls will fit the bill.
From Monk Bar to Bootham I make my way
Dreaming of other walks in other years
Until a foreign lady bids me stay;
She wants her photo taken it appears.
That done, I indicate the other bank
Beyond the wall, in case she has not seen
The carpet of daffodils, rank on rank ~
Golden glory in the sun, so serene.
This charming sight the gentle heart inspires;
In wonder, "Are they savage?" she inquires.