• By
    Anonymous
  • 20th February 2017 at 12:50pm

Building Yorkshire

Steel-backed, rough-handed great-greats, rocked  across the Irish
dug and built and sharpened and polished
and over-filled 2-up 2-downs with more curly haired babies
who grew to be strong-legged daughters and sharp-tongued sons.
A blue-black hand guides a curly-haired baby from between 2 strong legs
and places on a white breast.
The women’s eyes meet. They understand.
And babies and graft and aches and skills and sharing and food
and love and strong-legged daughters and sharp-tongued sons.