Do you remember an Inn,
Do you remember an Inn?
And the tedding and the spreading
by Hilaire Belloc
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01 Nov 12:42
I learnt this in Primary school, word perfect, and can still recite it word perfect at age 70, so it obviously stuck in my mind
18 Aug 07:41
Wonderful poem. Abysmal recital.
02 Jul 06:21
Tarantella, a Southern Italian fast paced folk dance is far North in the Pyrenees. Belloc uses the dance as a metaphor for life. Could see this poem becoming popular at funerals.
18 May 11:50
Loved this poem. Learnt it 60 years ago when I wa ten.I can still recite it without missing a beat.
11 May 05:58
Spanish dancer Rainer Maria Rilke
11 Apr 02:22
Dad was fond of reciting this to us as kids, with that deep sonorous, Victorian intonation used by poets of the day. Utterly memorable and the more remarkable for the fact the author was born in France.
Gloria Lee - White
02 Apr 05:59
Memories of my school days when I was first introduced to Hillaire Belloc
28 Mar 08:50
So wonderful to remember my high school days through this poem. I was in high school many years ago,1986-88, but I remember the words and the rythm.
04 Dec 2017 05:41
I love your poems I did a competition on the poem Jim
15 Nov 2017 09:18
All time classic
27 Oct 2017 12:45
Good poem embellished in good devices of sound and rhythmic effect.. Sylva-Uba
27 Jan 2017 07:56
Beautiful piece of poetry elegantly brought forth in good rhyme scheme.
26 Nov 2016 04:39
(Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc.) **Author enjoying some giddy reflections.
06 Nov 2016 03:33
I don't how but this poem ever since I read it has created some sought of music rhythm in my mind, so repetitive.I love it!
22 Apr 2016 04:24
I learned this poem as a 15year old in school. I loved it then and still remember it. I think I fell in love with the Flemenco dancer, Miranda. Miranda and Carmen, two beautiful, wonderful women. I'm still in love with both, , hahah!
02 Mar 2016 07:36
I've just heard that Miranda was actually a general and the song is about a brothel full of soldiers - I can't tell you how disappointed I am! This information is from Robin Tritschler, tenor speaking about a recital of songs by Richard Hagemann in Belfast. I've just re-read the poem again and prefer to think of it as an unorthodox romantic jaunt with Miranda being the Muse, however! Perhaps we have our own imaginings and they are as valid - and the song is wonderful evocation of an unorthodox Spain of memory....
Birgitta Abimbola Heikka
18 Aug 2014 06:21
Very entertaining poem. Enjoyed it.
Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black
15 Aug 2014 03:48
Makes me think of Spain in another century...very picturesque poem..
Gangadharan Nair Pulingat
15 Aug 2014 10:34
A beautiful poem with good word power and remembrances.
15 Aug 2014 07:56
this poem is awesome....