where lovers’ hearts hop
heading down the valley at the close of day
Ghyllside or hillside
over the fell-top
happily, wearily, wending their way.
at golden light’s last lap
over the autumn sky, dying away.
true enough, all hearts stop:
what better place than Hartsop at the close of day?
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Sharing with earthweal’s Open Link Weekend #144. Hartsop is a hamlet in the Lake District, between Patterdale and Brotherswater, which lies directly below Hayeswater reservoir: