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Poetry

Foreboding

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It hovered over the mountain

even on the sunniest of days

rainbows never ventured near

And rangers would keep a countin’

the numbers caught up in the loss of rays

as people would just disappear

Local ramblers stay on the ground

while trackers and huskies searched around

but apart from odd footprints – nothing to be found

Was something living up on that high ground

taking the climbers – without a sound ?

till they find out – they’re staying off that mound

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Poetry

Stalagmites and stalactites

The water moves on

Through the open mouth

Of the mountain cave

As the water drips

And occasionally drops

On the rocks it stops

Adrift from the rain

Now clinging to the rock

Dragons canines shine

Little creatures cling

To the old mighty dragon

Safety in numbers

As moonlight shines on

Each pearly white, the minerals

Hold on for dear life

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Photography Poetry Water

Flowing

Liquid

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Salford 16th May 2018

Who needs evian ?

Coming live from the finest aquifers

rolling and travelling through rivers and streams

filtered through Mountains, Limestone and granite

and stored in great lakes and reservoirs

the purest and freshest water

and its coming direct to the tap

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Acrostic Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Poetry Sport

Grasp

Grasp

Salford (via Cumbria), 14th March 2018

 

going uphill on the

rocky sharp surfaces of a cliff

arms stretched out, reaching for the nearest

safe hand hold, clinging on as you ascend to the

pinnacle….enjoy the view when you get there

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Acrostic Childhood Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Poetry

Ascend

Ascend

A top of a

Small hill can feel like Mt everest to a small child

Conquering the challenge of

Elevating themselves so far, from

North South East and West – they can see all around them

Descending might take a bit longer – but first take in the view

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Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors

Ascending

Climbing

As you head up the hill

Something carries you on

Crevices becoming the perfect hand holds

Engaging with the rock

Noted men before you have attemped this face before – but

Deny you your moment of glory ? not a chance!

In fact – they’ll be all hearing you yelling your achievements

North to south, East to West – as you

Get to the summit top

 

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Colours Inspiration Leisure Life Outdoors Parks Places Pleasures Poetry Sunset

Purple Mountains

Pmm

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Derwentwater, Keswick,  Lake district, UK

There’s something almost magical

about the Lake water here at sunset

I don’t know myself – what it might be

but as the sun pops down behind trees

the hills and the water take on a purple like hue

bring out colours of heathers that’s grew

up on the hillsides where the flocks of herdwick sheep

are resting till morning, quite sound asleep

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Emotions Exploration Inspiration Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors

Taking the leap

Second Thoughts

it seemed like such a good idea at the time

fuelled by bravado , and a third bottle of champagne

but as you were strapped into your harness

the doubts began to amass

but the time for self-doubt has now gone

you never know – it might be fun

as you head off the basalt ledge

and traverse down the mountains edge

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Acrostic Outdoor Pursuits Poetry Scouting

Trust

Trust

Take it from me – its a big thing

Relying on the guys keeping anchor at the top of the rocky mountain

Until you dropped down over the basalt edge

Something bit at you – should I believe this lot

Till you realised – they’re holding the rope you’re tied to.

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Acrostic Poetry

Mountain II

Mountain

Many
overcome an
undercurrent of
negativity
to achieve their
aspirations
inspiring
new directions

Moments of brilliance
outstanding talent
upspring from a moment
nastiness bottled
talent doesn’t need this
all great trees need
irrigating to
nurture it