The Lake District

Wandering to unknown destinations, white cumulus clouds glide silently above,
a summer sky of intense cornflower blue,
the landscape’s deep emerald green valleys, sculpted by monumental glaciers,
barely changed in the millennia old view,
the pleasing symmetry of a railway viaduct, towering brick arches shadowed,
by an early morning sun,
across an undisturbed hay field of flowering sunbeam yellow dandelions,
a solitary brown hare runs.

In the lea of a grey moss covered rock, alpine saxifrage flowers shelter,
in delicate candy floss pink,
imposing indigo black craggy peaks are silhouetted with evanescent gold,
as a radiant sun gently sinks,
a prodigious lone pillar supports a quarry’s vaulted cathedral nave ceiling,
created by mined copper rich stone,
stalwart native black ponies with a warm winter coat, have grazed for centuries,
the low fells their home.

The tumultuous roar of tumbling crystal clear spring water hitting black rocks,
from a nearby waterfall,
in slumbering autumn, the reverberating echo around silent sweeping fells,
as a territorial deer stag calls,
a lowland summer meadow covered in hardy sedge grass, cotton wool flowers,
in soft diaphanous white,
slumbering tree leaf colours of russet red, burnished amber and mustard,
highlighted by a setting sun’s golden light.

A conspicuous cherry red bullfinch takes temporary shelter in a wild plum tree,
lightly embellished with pristine snow,
a stark rocky outcrop adorned with a luxurious carpet of heather’s purple flowers,
overlooks white cottages far below,
with ever changing weather, wildlife, fauna and soaring mountainous vistas,
all that you loved so dear,
when I think of or see the Lake District, so full of breathtaking natural beauty,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

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 The Lake District.

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


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