The monumental austere majesty of Snowdon’s soaring snow covered white crest,
momentarily takes the breath away,
white cumulus cloud creates fluid light and shade on distant undulating hills,
as transient wind and sunlight play,
for numerable centuries a castle’s imposing crenellated grey stone towers,
have resolutely stood sentinel to a bay,
incandescent sunlight highlights cerulean water with sparkling silver diamonds,
on a beauteous summer’s day.

A pool of smooth obsidian water mirrors imposing shadowed towering peaks,
and copper tinted sunlit hills,
rising above resting nebulous white low lying mist, an azure and gold dawn sky,
allows diffused sun rays to spill,
the silent leisurely pace of a painted elongated narrow boat on an aqueduct’s,
graceful arches of grey stone,
the delicate floating fragrance and subtle colour of flowering indigo bluebells,
in a tranquil woodland home.

The tumultuous liquid roar of a deluge of cascading white water as it tumbles,
through the black boulders of Swallow Falls,
the undulating weathered kaleidoscopic hand crafted patchwork intricacy,
of resilient drystone walls,
indigo black mountains silhouetted by evanescent metallic gold cumulus clouds,
the sky colour-washed with soft pink,
the pellucid undulating melodic song of a skylark clearly heard from distant sky,
as the incandescent sun gently sinks.

In serene ancient woodland, the slumbering autumnal colours of bracken fronds,
of burnished copper and antique gold,
sparkling crystalline frost on trees is backlit with a lustrous cornflower blue sky,
on a winter morn icy cold,
with ever changing weather, wildlife, fauna and soaring mountainous vistas,
all that you loved so dear,
when I think of, visit or look at Wales, so full of breathtaking natural beauty,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

A much loved husband and father, James Farthing 1949 – 2018

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.

My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of North Wales.

My poems have been very well recieved at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.


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