"O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself
a king of infinite space,
were it not that I have bad dreams."
Act II scene ii
I really like this poem and the photograph that accompanies it. I also like that I learned two new words, curlew and clough, both of which seemed, after I looked them up in a dictionary, distinctly European. Two bloomings helped also (here in the colonies we do not distinguish between England and Europe). Curlew looked similar to, but is absolutely nothing like, curfew. And the only Clough I had heard of heretofore was Arthur Hugh. None of this is meant as a criticism.
RHYMES WITH... Thank you for giving my poem some careful thought but I got you the first time. You didn't need to say it twice!
Can we take a flask?
LIBBY Not just a flask. A mobile phone, compass, map, survival bag, gloves, woolly hat, Kendal mintcake,camera, GPS beacon, notepad, pencil, a change of clothes, lucky charms, sandwiches, St Bernard dog with small barrel of brandy round neck, Tolstoy's "War and Peace", mouthorgan, whistle, a couple of flares... You should be okay then.
like I already said"I hate autumn"
The mountains glow from withinTo shake the summer’s dense heatAnd autumn’s golden leaves.There are sounds and smells and slight movements of wingsTo take your heart awayAnd bring it back again.
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What a wonderful poem. With spring well on the way, and me 3 kg lighter than I was this time last week (due to the inspiration of the Horizon programme "Eat, Fast and Live Longer") I am now even more determined to do some tramping this summer.High Country WeatherAlone we are bornAnd die alone;Yet see the red-gold cirrusOver snow mountain shine.Along the upland roadRide easy, stranger:Surrender to the skyYour heart of anger.- James K Baxter
EARL GRAY If I lived in North Wales I might come to hate autumn too...and the other three seasons.KATHERINE & MOUNTAIN THYME Thank you for your poetic inputs. I'm pleased that my poem stirred words in you too.
Yessssss! (not very poetic, I know, but you sum up my feelings exactly.)Thank you for noticing that I hadn't blogged for a while!
I also enjoyed your poem YP. Very meaningful - Dave
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