The Northern Ireland Coast

Shallow glittering turquoise waters reflect the cloudless blue sky 
and a curving beach of pristine golden sand,
the undulating hexagonal interlocked columns of a black basalt 
 causeway, created as though by a giant’s hand,
the obsidian silhouette of Dunluce Castle sits on a windswept
headland that plunges steeply into the sea,
the footbridge reaching over dark rocks is lit by a radiant golden  
summer sunset as far as the eye can see.

A famous televised arched tree cathedral is formed by entwined
 silver boughs along a quiet country lane,
a shadowed canopied contrast to the emerald grass verges and 
fields nourished by plentiful springtime rain,
Mussenden Temple, a circular Victorian clifftop library patiently
  watches the hypnotic ebb and flow of the waves,
a fleeting glimpse of an artist’s palette rainbow viewed through
     the eroded rock arch of Mermaid’s Cave.

Looking down into Glenariff with distant sea views, hearing only
      the whisper of the wind and watching birds soar,
transient tapering sunlight and cloud create fluid shadows on 
patchwork fields along the sloping glen floor,
the eloquent rhythmical drumbeat of traditional Irish folk music 
  briefly entertains from an open door,
the sweeping silence of the towering snow covered jagged peaks
of an imposing black granite tor.

Mount Stewart’s woodland walk with flowering rhododendrons
  and fragrant wild bluebells in indigo blue,
a tall pointed tower sits on gorse covered rocks overlooking a  
tranquil lough offering a wide panoramic view,
 with spectacular landscape, ever-changing weather, tides and 
wildlife, this area you loved so dear,
when I think of or see Northern Ireland’s coast, so full of natural
beauty, this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

Beloved Wife   Jane Farthing 1929 – 2017

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 Northern Ireland Coast.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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