Looking out over tranquil sea from the towering horseshoe
shaped cliffs surrounding Robin Hood’s Bay,
the placid cerulean blue sea highlighted with wave tipped
glittering diamonds on a sunlit summer’s day.
Weathered fishing boats painted in navy, red and white wait on
the cobbled gangway for the next ebbing tide,
an impressive curved stone seawall covered in tenacious green
weed protects the village’s seaward side.
The serene silence of a shadowed tree tunnel, shaped like a
vaulted cathedral nave along a disused railway line,
boxes of locally caught fish were stacked in railway carriages,
transported by steam locomotives in record time.
The salty scent of seawater and discarded kelp seaweed laying
in shallows on Boggle Hole beach,
grey fulmars fly overhead on warm thermal updraughts near
cliffs beside you, seemingly just out of reach.
The tightly knit maze of colourful fishermens’ cottages at Staithes
surrounded by sheer cliffs so tall,
on windswept moors with flowering heather, watching the
billowing clouds of a distant summer squall.
The rugged moorland beauty of Goathland’s famous village and
preserved railway, a reminder of times past,
a vintage steam train leaving the station emits clouds of white
smoke and sounds a musical whistle blast.
The magnificent elevated stone facade of historical Whitby Abbey
ruins, an architectural masterpiece,
an icy northerly wind blows across open clifftops, overhead an
elongated V of calling returning geese.
Stretching across undulating moorland, the arches of Ribblehead
Viaduct shadowed on a morning misty and still,
distant sheep graze on steep patchwork fields bordered by
undulating drystone walls and rolling hills.
After travelling through a medieval stone arch, York Cathedral’s
stone towers soar above the city’s skyline,
The Shamble’s narrow streets with overhanging timber framed
buildings and an old fashioned street sign.
With ever-changing weather and tides, and moorland the colour
of purple tweed, all that you loved so dear,
when I think of or look at Yorkshire, 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 Yorkshire.
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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