Tales and Stories of Kent
Wondrously Told in Rhythmic Poems
The Devil visits Kent?
The Devil took a holiday and toured all round Kent.
He left mementos of his visits everywhere he went.
In Thanet’s Minster, where he thought he might cause quite a scandal,
An angel foiled his efforts to blow out St Mildred’s candle.
In Newington he stole the bells and left his footprint where
He jumped down from the tower on the day that he was there.
In Shorne folk still recall how he was treated by a doc.
From whom he got the boot and also something of a shock.
He foiled a baker’s brave attempt to count the Countless Stones
And left their number still as one of our Kent’s great unknowns.
The Devil’s Kneading Trough at Wye’s still here, and clearly shows
That Old Nick came to Kent. But when? The Devil only knows!