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Peak District United Kingdom

Fingers of light pierced the clouds caressing the moors
with life giving warmth, purples, browns and greens of
heathers mingled, blended, in a union of beauty. Yellow
of gorse splashed in the sultry, hazy spectre of natures
superb canvas. The dry stone walling lay sporadic, lost,
decaying in time and memory, the hardy moorland sheep
stumbled from blade to blade, in the breeze they used the
walls as shade. Golden plovers dipped and dived the call
of pee weet pee weet echoed in the stillness, the Peregrine
hovered with silent wings and sunlit eye. Those fingers of
light walked the hillside highlighting the chalk outcrops
on craggy reaches as if new laden snow. Black pools of
peaty water dot themselves borne of winters starkness,
it is a beauty that holds both eye and heart, a picture
painted for the soul. A place where all blends and the
crofter wears no watch only the sun and moon to follow
and the footsteps of the rambler sleeps in the fragrance 
of the heather.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 1/26/2011 10:50:00 AM
I missed this one ...congratulations Daniel beautiful picture you painted just how I remember it in holidays gone by...Allie
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Date: 1/11/2011 7:43:00 PM
great metaphors
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Date: 12/20/2010 3:56:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Daniel. Wonderful images! Dan C
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Date: 12/20/2010 8:32:00 AM
Congratulations Daniel on your honored poerty's place. Excellent pose. Agape, Moses
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Date: 12/1/2010 12:45:00 PM
Congratulations on your win..Sara
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Date: 11/28/2010 8:53:00 PM
excellent Daniel, congrats on the 3rd place with this wonderful poem, that i can related to. Harry
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Date: 11/26/2010 9:14:00 AM
Congratulations Daniel, on having this lovely poem chosen. Imagery and colour lead the reader to the moors, where their senses blend in with the scents and sounds. So beautiful, thank you! Best regards, Mikki
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Date: 11/25/2010 3:13:00 AM
Daniel - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta
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Date: 11/24/2010 9:15:00 PM
You take this reader right to the heart of these hills and moors. thank you. a well deserved win Daniel. regards margaret
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Date: 11/24/2010 1:36:00 PM
This sure has awesome imagery, Daniel - Enjoyed reading this and you yourself have painted such beauty with your words-- super congrats on your awesome 3rd place win :) --nikko :)
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Date: 11/24/2010 9:59:00 AM
daniel, congratuations AGAIN. Be happy that I told soup about the plagiarism to my poem that was in the third place position. NOw YOU got to move up to take that spot once occupied by the thief. AWESOME. one of my fav poems is now in top three! Luv Andrea
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Date: 11/24/2010 7:47:00 AM
Congratulations on your big win, Daniel! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 11/23/2010 6:52:00 PM
Hi Daniel.This is a lovely piece of prose.It is beautifully descriptive.You have painted this with colour and strong imagery through the creative use of words.As you say 'a picture painted for the soul'I can see why it impressed the judges.Congratulations on your well deserved win.Love June (Sylvia)
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Date: 11/23/2010 5:37:00 PM
Wowowow, this is amazing descriptive writing and what an awesome finish to it. FAV for this one!
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Date: 11/23/2010 12:35:00 PM
Hey Daniel, my congratulations to you on your fantastic win in the Contest!! Wonderful work, Daniel. Love, Audrey
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Date: 11/23/2010 10:28:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Daniel in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/23/2010 7:27:00 AM
Congrats Daniel...what a wonderful thing for you to win BIG...this is a lovely picture you paint. BG
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Date: 11/23/2010 6:15:00 AM
Congrats Daniel on your big win in the P.S. contest with this wonderful entry and hope u and your family will enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving my friend.. hope all is well with u... and will see u here soon again with luv..
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Date: 11/23/2010 3:36:00 AM
Hey warmest congrats to you on having your wonderful poem winning the Poetry Soup international Contest. keep your passionate pen flowing with inspiration and keep up the creative writes. You are such a wonderful talent. Keep writing. Love always. Adeleke.
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Date: 11/22/2010 10:09:00 PM
Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.
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Date: 11/22/2010 9:31:00 PM
Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh
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Date: 11/13/2010 12:30:00 PM
It was like being there with this very descriptive work..Congratulations on your work going on into the second round..Sara
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Date: 11/10/2010 9:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Daniel. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/9/2010 7:28:00 PM
Congrats on making it through the first round of the Soup contest, Daniel! We've missed you. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 10/16/2010 5:24:00 PM
One stunning, expressive narrative.. special greetings for featued poem of the week, daniel! nette
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