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 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,
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.

Beloved Father  James 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 Yorkshire.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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