If you really want to spend money on infrastructure projects…
Nobody guessed, or nobody knew. Or nobody cared (much more likely). It’s Berwick-Upon-Tweed, taken from a moving train on the East Coast Main Line.
See that eighth most-popular joke at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe? It looks familiar…
I replied to say that the first part of the poem, translated slightly differently, forms the chorus to a brilliant song called The Booklovers by The Divine Comedy:
Happy the man, and happy he alone
who in all honesty can call today his own;
He who has life and strength enough to say
‘Yesterday’s dead & gone – I want to live today’
I’m not there yet. I’m working on it, but I can feel time running out on me.
… I shall drink purple. This is called a Black Jack, a rum-based cocktail at Alchemist in Leeds. Pour over the ice, then squirt something out of a syringe onto it. Meh.