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:
Looks like a lovely little place… beautiful pictures, Ingrid.
It certainly is – thank you Rajani!
What an inspiring and beautiful part of the world you live in. I love reading your poems and viewing your photos of the area.
Thank you Suzanne – it seems an endless source of inspiration 😊
Beautiful, Ingrid! I love the shadows from the hills. It’s pretty flat around here. 🙂
Thank you, Merril – my legs know it isn’t flat around here 😅
You’re welcome, Ingrid! 😏
Really! I also agree with you dear Merrildsmith.🤗💞😊🙏
Wonderful post dear Engrid. Your posts are literally so awesome and informative dear! Just keep going and stay connected!🤗💕😊👍
Thank you kindly 🙏
It’s a pleasure for me dear. By the way I also have my blog page so please do visit that also and give your amazing reviews so that I can also improve myself. Stay Connected dear!😊💞🤗✌
A lovely lively play of landscape and soundscape in a word. The image soars for it. You love your Lake District, don’t you — are you back there or is this from memory?
I have been back a year now, and very glad of it!
I love the rhythm and rhyme of your poem – and what a wonderful place to walk at close of day – or any time. It looks so beautiful there.
Thank you, Sherry – for sure it is!
Really so true said dear Sherry!🤗💞😊
I love the skip and hop of rhyme and phrase here, Ingrid, and as always, your photos make me see a wilder, greener world even though I will never have the delight of visiting it. Thank you.
My pleasure, Hedgewitch!
I would choose there. Beautiful, Ingrid!
It’s a wonderful place – thanks Jeff!
You’re welcome, Ingrid! Always.
Such wonderful light (and of course, shadows) (K)
One gives definition to the other…
you certainly live in an amazing part of the world, I have fond memories from hiking there but the weather wasn’t as kind as your photos show 🙂
That’s the beauty of living nearby – you get to pick the good days 😊
Oh, lovely place, lovely poem!. I must get up to the Lakes!
You took the reader on a tongue twister of a journey to a most amazing place. thank you
I can hear the land breathe!
Thank you Barb 😊
A delightful singsong quality. 💞 Love the photos!
Glad you enjoyed! Thanks Michele 💖
That creek flowing down the hill is gorgeous and I love how the grass covers the hills like a carpet of felt.
Gorgeous, haunting writing! Loving the images as well. <3
Thank you Jaya 😊
What a joyful poem that made my heart leap.. love it Ingrid!! 💗
Aww, thanks Cindy! 💖
You’re so welcome Ingrid!! 💞
What a wonderful place to observe. I can see how it can inspired this piece. Lovely, Ingrid!
Thank you, Susi – it is a truly wonderful place!
🙂 You’re welcome!