Monday, 6 September 2010

WALKABOUTSVERSE 159 OF 230

Poem 159 of 230:  WINDERMERE - SUMMER 2001

(Tune:

C2 F3 G2 F3 D1 F3 D2 C1 C3
B2 G3 F2 A1 G3 B2 C’1 C’3
C2 F3 G2 F3 D1 F3 D2 C1 C3
B2 G3 F2 A1 G3 B2 C’1 C’3

C2 F2 B2 E’2
E’1 D’1 C’1 B1 A1 G1 F3
C2 F2 B2 E’2
E’1 D’1 C’1 B1 A1 G1 F3)
 
Some thirteen years from my first visit
    (Then, dropped from hitching, just near;
This time, by train and a downhill walk),
    I arrived at Windermere:

A Wainwright-like
Windermere walkabout;
A Wordsworth-like
Windermere walkabout.

On the ferry Miss Cumbria Three,
    A chill-out trip to Ambleside -
Viewing the trees, the farms, the fells,
    And the more-sporty ways to ride.

A...

Once there, an uphill walk through the shops
    Led to a leaf, rock and root track,
With a stalactite-like mossy falls,
    And a bridge - starting the way back.

A...

Track-side, gripping the ghyll, ancient woods
    Shaded what was a sunny day,
And the babbling-brook gave sound softly -
    Soothing the soul a further way.

A...

Then home - again charmed by the thin-stone
    Minimum-mortar kept buildings,
The surrounds of England’s largest lake,
    And movie train-window viewings.

A...

(C) David Franks 2003
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