Wednesday, 14 April 2021

#whatisinaname #NaPoWriMo2021 #day 14

What is in a name


Luddington a name I claimed

after exchanging rings.

Anglo-Saxon roots

Luda’s farmstead

Dodda’s well

Feels old, aged, well rooted.

During the English civil war,

An apple barn in the village

of Luddington was pilfered

its ‘carefully stored; apples, looted

by light-fingered thieving troops.

I always thought, there might be

some connection with Luddites.

Though checking the etymology

It seems that Ned Ludd

was entirely made up

and I’m not sure I approve

of smashing the spinning Jenny.

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