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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Table Top


The smartphone promised shine!
We set our sights on tramping up
fresh big hills for city-free thrills.
Burgeoning clouds spilling thick drops
dared us to Turn. Back. Now.
... We paid no heed ...
Mapless, capless, we traipsed up the land,
past the bleak farmhouse,
seeking the signs for the secret stile.
Into fields - cowed by heavy-lidded,
tail-swishing, grass-grazing cattle -
we crept respectfully through their home,
wanderers in their world.






Puffed and parched; rest sought,
breath caught, bellies filled.
The children scrambled upwards
climbing higher than the trees.
Perched amongst the droppings
and ferns, the littlun and I waited
- as they scaled the stony tip -
feeling on top of the world.




Country Treasures:

curly edged Brecon bracken kissing pine,
creamy sheep's cloud,
fallen feathers,
surrendered leaf,
looks-pink-to-me Black Knapweed,
crabby apple,
grasses...








Fleeting fancies for our descent;
low slung clouds, sinking to brush the hills, shaping tales for our eyes only.
The pirate ship, flags unfurled,
narrowly missed the gorilla's gas
as the dancing girl dodged
Superman in classic flying pose.











Surprising us with their nature lust, they declared
"We should do this every weekend".
In a rainbow burst,
freedom was theirs.








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4 Comments:

At 31 August 2014 at 08:12 , Blogger Prudence Clarke said...

Beautiful. Than you for linking up to this weeks #homeedlinkup

 
At 31 August 2014 at 08:41 , OpenID ofamilyblog said...

So beautiful. Have enjoyed having a look around your blog

 
At 1 September 2014 at 09:17 , Blogger laidback learner said...

Thanks so much for organising the #homeedlinkup, Prudence. Such a wonderful way to catch a glimpse of other people's worlds. Looking forward to the next one... xxx

 
At 1 September 2014 at 09:19 , Blogger laidback learner said...

Thanks for stopping by - thrilled to hear you enjoyed what you saw : D

 

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