After shedding Pennine tears

they fled the rain and men of Yorkshire

to learn the sevillaña

under Andalusian skies.


Angry and passionate flamenco:

the teacher reproved them for smiling.

The four-part sevillaña was another matter,

something that everyone could master.


Not all Marbella expats sit in beach bars

nursing a beer, a grudge, and the Daily Mail.

A blue and white traje de flamenca,

spied in a shop window, bought in Madrid,


three chicas guapas rubias,

stamping, clapping, spinning,

reminding locals at the annual feria

just how the dance is done.

◄ January Swear Box

Paris 1944, 2004 ►


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Greg Freeman

Wed 29th Jan 2020 12:44

Thanks for your comments, Brian and Phil!

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Brian Maryon

Tue 28th Jan 2020 19:09

Me gusta!

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Tue 28th Jan 2020 17:56

How interesting about the expats. My grandson at Uni recently reminded me that a Penguin was a bird type creature (Pen) named after a Welshman called (Gwyn). Not many people knew that I'll bet - or if they did - had forgotten about it like me.

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