LAKELANDS

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I was searching for a topic of inspiration. The natural beauty of the Lake District in North West England came to mind. If you have not been, I heartily recommend a visit.
The town of Keswick is a worthy base to tour and explore
from. It's Lake (Derwent water) is superb for a boat trip or an idylic walk..around the lake, not on it! Grasmere has a wonderful charm, with a large flat green surrounded by close hills. Here is where William Wordsworth lived at Dove Cottage. Bowness on Windermere is a famous beauty spot, Hawkshead and Buttermere are also well worth a visit.No I don't work for the tourist board,I just love the area! Being in this place dreams up many images, ripe for the flowing pen. . Please enjoy.

Submitted: February 07, 2008

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LAKELANDS

Mountains of Cumbria,
Purple with heather.
Snow crusted peaks,
Over valleys of green.
A gift to the ramblers,
In boots of fine leather,
Whose owners persue,
Any view, yet unseen.

I once took a boat,
On the waters of Derwent,
Safe in the cradle,
Of towering hills.
A gift to the sailors,
In temperate weather,
Who, here on the lake,
Find a cure for their ills.

A gift to the actors,
Of romantic pleasure.
A vast panorama,
Of natures own stage.
The eye of the artist,
To capture, and tether.
A gift to the easel,
The pen, and the page.

Mountains of Cumbria,
Purple with heather.
Snow crusted peaks,
Over valleys of green.
Where I was a rambler,
A sailor, an artist,
An actor of romance,
And this was my scene.


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