Ruskin's View

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Almost two hundred years ago

a scene was painted, captured in frame

Although so much in life has changed

elements of this image remain the same

 

The River Lune still flows to the ocean

sometimes shallow, sometimes deep

In the farmland hidden in the distance

the farmer tends his cows and sheep

 

The sun still shines down on the fields

rain clouds cast shadows on the fells

Gravestones stand in the Churchyard

St Mary's Church rings out her bells

 

Trees still grow strong, tall and proud

wild flowers flourish in the hedgerow

Grey stone walls stand the test of time

come sunshine, wind, rain, hail or snow

 

"A place naturally divine" Ruskin declared

The Lune Valley view always a pleasure

I hope in two hundred years from now

this scene will remain a national treasure

 

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julie callaghan

Mon 10th Aug 2020 21:24

Thank you for the like Greg

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julie callaghan

Mon 10th Aug 2020 17:31

Thank you for your kind words and like Stephen.

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 10th Aug 2020 17:03

Julie

This is a fine poem. I think we would all agree with the sentiment in the last verse.

Steve

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julie callaghan

Mon 10th Aug 2020 12:34

Thanks for the like Bluesky.girl

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