In a message dated 26/04/2008 17:08:37 GMT Daylight Time,  
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David,  one of the best I've read by Heaney. But what's "scouse" ??? Diana

Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 11:11:00 -0400
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Subject:  Re: Wordsworth Trust
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In a message dated 26/04/2008 15:52:17 GMT Daylight Time,  
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David I always picture you in a context of sylvan beauty -- your  message 
proves I am correct, even to your family of origin! If you don't  understand why 
I say that, if you made one visit to any of the boroughs of  New York city my 
meaning would become perfectly clear. Cheers!  Diana

Well, there's certainly big contrasts environmentally - right here  although 
exquisite Lakeland valleys lie just around the corner  we  also cower in the 
sinister shadow of a vast and deadly radioactive dump  [Sellafield] beside an 
ocean and shore polluted for eternity by  its invisible but deadly discharges. 
As Seamus Heaney once put  it:-
Beyond  Windscale and Moyle 
That  sank in the North Channel 
Now nuclear  poisons 
re-anglicize a  sea 
that is yours  and mine as well 
our  saint-crossed whitecapped, scousecursed 
swan-road and  path of exile 
become a dump  for waste………

A colloquial term for the esteemed  and usually unmistakable  natives of the 
fair city and seaport of Liverpool, Diana ! 
As in
What is the difference between a cow and a tragedy?
A scouser wouldn't  know how to milk a cow.
Why did audiences scream so loud at Beatles concerts?
The shock of  seeing four scousers working.
What's the difference between a Scouser and a coconut?
One's thick and  hairy, and the other's a coconut.