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Many words have been written
many more have been said,
about this verdant countryside
which lives on in one’s head.
The many faces of the beacon
no matter from where one looks
different angles causing speculation
mound alive with sparkling brooks.
Ilkley moor; cow and calf rock,
standing all weathered and bleak
to this fine old roman town
come tourist boisterous and meek.
Black Foss in mid winter
frozen lance nine foot long
what force to stop such water
that creates December’s song.
Towards the ancient abbey
crystal waters rushing by
Stepping-stones for access
the Strid!  A lonely place to die.
From my window every scene
virtual reality not a dream
memories alas now I need
to strive somehow to redeem!

 © Harry J Horsman 
Reposted after going missing

Copyright © harry horsman

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  1. Date: 11/7/2012 2:08:00 PM
    That's quite a view Harry. In more that one sense of the word. We sit and watch the world go by though nothings ever heard. The air is still, the night is calm. As we hold the world right in our palm. So take your pen and cast your net. For tomorrow's a day that's not here yet. Enjoyed Harry. Love learning all the tallly ho..

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 11:04:00 AM
    A descriptive and beautiful piece. You certainly shared your little piece of heaven with me tonight. Hope yourself and the family are doing good. Love Wilma

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 10:10:00 PM
    this is a breath of fresh air. You paint the landscapes of your home country so well, Harry. The last few lines are nostalgic and sad.

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 1:59:00 PM
    the first four lines are amazing and theh they continue to WOW memories you must have to redeem xx

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:53:00 PM
    A deep and beautiful poem Harry. - Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Great goings on this one...Very good flow and rhythm to it.Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Soup Mail soon..Sara

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 12:06:00 PM
    Nice thought for redemption, an inner look visualized into a memorable picture. Lovely done, loved always, bl