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Roy Chetham

Updated: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:29 am

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The Huncoat Weatherman and Walks Planning and Navigation Guru. Other interests include Huncoat History, British History, LMS Steam Railways and Model Railways.


By a Mountain Stream I like to halt on a strenuous hike to dream And rest a while by a mountain stream, Listening to the different notes the waters sing Swishing, swashing, splashing and murmuring. I could live happily, high on a mountain wing Close by the tumbling waters of an alpine spring, Within hearing of the myriad tones merrily playing Rippling, trickling, gurgling and rushing. I love to tarry on the broad mountain flank Or sitting in an alpine glade on a stream bank, Watching the varying light the tumbling waters bring Sparkling, glittering, foaming and dashing. I could happily stay forever by a mountain stream Where the air and the water are so clear, fresh and clean, Immersed in the sights and sounds the water makes In it’s eternal rhythm of crystal and white cascades.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 1st Jul 2014 16:50

thanks for your kind comments on 'war boys' Roy - I'm pleased that you liked it - it's been recorded with a musical backing as part of an album release I'm working on in tribute to WW1 - I've also blogged some of the other poems on WOL earlier in the year - and more yet to come

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Mon 14th Apr 2014 22:17

Thank you dear Roy for commenting on my poem "Only Once the Spring Comes. It was great to read your comment.
With warmest wishes,

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chris stevenson

Thu 25th Oct 2012 07:53

Hi Roy, thanks very much for the comment .. I've made quite a few edits since I uploaded it .. must stop tinkering with them! .. chris.

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Tom Harding

Mon 15th Oct 2012 20:33

Hi Roy, many thank for the kind comment on desk.

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chris stevenson

Sat 13th Oct 2012 17:12

.. hello Roy .. thank you for the 'Arlette' comment ..

tony sheridan

Thu 20th Sep 2012 12:20

The hills are alive with the sound of music. Keep on posting your poems Roy.

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Fri 31st Aug 2012 22:58

Hello, Roy! You inspired me so much by telling that my poem has reawakened you and it is the best you have seen for months. Your words have certainly flattered me, but...I think that you are a very kind man. I would love you to check out (when time permits of course) at and I would really appreciate your opinion and feedback. With warmest wishes, Larisa

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 30th Aug 2012 16:29

Hi Roy - a very warm welcome to WOL! Hope you enjoy the site :)

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