The Lake District

Wandering to unknown destinations, transient clouds merge
and fade, gliding silently above on a sky of cornflower blue,
Grasmere’s valleys were sculpted by the action of monumental 
ice glaciers, barely unchanged in the millennia old view.

Castlerigg’s circle of standing stones are guarded by rolling
sentinel hills, what immemorial history these monoliths hold,
a slumbering valley at dawn painted with hushed crystalline
frost, highlighted with a linear sunrise of purest gold.

Grazing steep hillsides, the variegated coat of Herdwick sheep 
  with a coat of silken metallic silver thread and slate grey,
overhead billowing rain laden clouds momentarily separate,
   allowing through a tapering shaft of sun’s golden  rays.

Flowering on Rannerdale’s gentle slopes overlooking mirrored
Crannock Water, a fragrant swathe of native bluebells,
  the plaintive spring chorus of mothers and young lambs is
carried by transient light wind from a distant fell.

A prodigious solitary rock pillar supports Cathedral Quarry’s
domed ceiling, created by mining the copper rich stone,
  surrounded by weathered drystone walls, native Fell ponies have
grazed upland slopes for centuries, the low fells their home.

The tumultuous distant roar of a torrent of tumbling spring 
  water pounding carved rocks from the Aira Force waterfall,
in slumbering autumn, the reverberating echo around mist
covered sweeping fells as a territorial red deer stag calls.

A steam locomotive emanating a canopy of smoke emerges from
    the painted arch of Lakeside & Haverthwaite pedestrian bridge,
standing on Dale Head on a calm spring day with unclouded skies,  
distant vistas are visible from Low Fell’s windswept ridge.

The peak of Blencathra is clearly seen from Maiden Moor, the
 crown clearly visible after a generous dusting of overnight snow,
an exposed rocky outcrop is softened by heathers’ profuse tiny
pink flowers overlooking white remote cottages far below.

Ullswater reflects a reverse image of burnished copper and 
amber bracken fronds, encompassed by wise undulating hills,
walking rocky crags and valleys engenders a deep appreciation
of nature that the beauty of this landscape instills.

With ever-changing weather, wildlife, fauna and magnificant
soaring mountainous vistas, all that you loved so dear,
when I think of or see the Lake District, so full of 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 received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and celebrants, and add a very personal accolade.

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