The Northern Ireland Coast

A remote tide sculpted cove shaped like an extended exotic oriental fan,
lined with a curve of pristine golden sand,
the elaborate design of an obsidian black hexagonal basalt causeway,
created as though by a giant’s hand.
the rich magenta pink tubular bells of flowering lissom woodland foxgloves,
grow alongside a skilfully forged stone wall,
standing guard among copper and gold bracken fronds painted with frost,
a territorial red deer buck calls,

An arched serene tree cathedral formed by intertwined beech boughs in silver,
along a quiet country lane,
a shadowed contrast to the verdant linear emerald grass verges,
nourished by plentiful springtime rain,
a decorative stone Victorian clifftop library shaped like a circular temple,
watches the rhythmical ebb and flow of the waves,
the prismatic beauty of an evanescent luminous artist’s palette rainbow,
viewed through the dark arch of a mermaid’s cave.

A restless slate grey sea momentarily touched with liquid metallic silver,
by luminous sunlight shining through clouds of grey,
an ephemeral coral pink summer sunset, colour-washes beach and waves,
over a calm indigo coloured bay,
the mesmeric eloquent rhythmical drumbeat of traditional Irish folk music,
briefly entertains from an open door,
the serene sweeping silence of the monumental snow covered rock peaks,
of an imposing ebony black granite tor.

A luxuriant polychromatic carpet of delicate pink and purple flowering heather,
flows down to the valley floor,
the enduring rich golden yellow summer flowers of tenacious dwarf gorse,
brighten an exposed sparse windswept high moor,
with ever-changing weather and wildlife, the rhythmical ebb and flow of the tides,
this area you loved so dear,
when I think of or look at Northern Ireland, so full of breathtaking natural beauty,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

A much loved wife and mother, Jennifer 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 Northern Ireland’s Coast.

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


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