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Author Name: Freepenfold18 9 Comments
Date Added: February 24, 2008 07:02:01 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The SouthDowns.
As I cast my eyes across the Downs
Over fields of green and grassy mounds
A finer place I've yet to see
For all of this is part of me
To mesmerise, caress the eye
Such beauty under azure sky
Its country lanes that twist and turn
Lined with Oak and Beech and Fern
That sway and dazzle as you pass
Awash with flowers, amid the grass
On rutted carthorse farmers tracks
That lead to broken timber shacks
Where cows and sheep have often lain
In shelter from the wind and rain
Upon the fields of furrowed soil
A testament to sweat and toil
As men and boys have worked the land
So often harsh, but never bland
So full of beauty, sight and sounds
A country life upon the Downs.
Author's Notes:
The South Downs are a part of the county of Hampshire in which I now reside, it is indeed beautiful to look at and a privilege to live in.
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Comment By: PremiumKathy Lockhart on February 25, 2008 11:37:48 PM Report
This is a beautiful piece in every way. The rhythm, the rhyme, the soothing flow, are all superb! This is a fav.
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on February 25, 2008 06:18:03 AM Report
I think Len says it best for me Graham. Joe
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on February 24, 2008 11:56:13 PM Report
Just perfect!!,, The metering is dead-on and the imagery put me right in the scene.. very slick and inspiring stuff...len
Comment By: FreeAdri on February 24, 2008 01:57:24 PM Report
Wow, this is great!!!!  It is a great piece. 
Adri x

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 24, 2008 11:57:28 AM Report
Sir Graham,
Goodness take me away to this place sounds so very beautiful... Your very lucky to live in such a paradise...... Your poetic poetry needs no picture to display
you painted this country  with words your way
 Hugs ~ Scarlett   She Whispers

Comment By: FreeAngel on February 24, 2008 11:32:46 AM Report
Beautiful place I have seen some pictures of it. A fabulous write


Love Angelxx

Comment By: Freenoah count on February 24, 2008 10:26:21 AM Report
It's a gift to love where you live, and another to eloquently put it to the page.  noah 
Comment By: FreeGlata on February 24, 2008 10:09:00 AM Report
It sounds absolutely gorgeous, Graham, and the way you describe  it with all your heart, it's clear to see that you love it with everything in you.

Beautiful work here...



Comment By: Premiumlionheart on February 24, 2008 07:51:49 AM Report
And I tell you my friend, It is a privilege to read your work.

I love this kind of rhyming poetry especially when its so beautifully descriptive.




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