Just a hamlet

Jane Dougherty tweeted these words as micropoetry this morning and they really struck a chord with me, and especially this part:

“… all along the horizon the hills strode, …”

Here’s the full text of the tweet …

It wasn’t a village, just a hamlet
of five houses and two farms,
a high place of wind and snow
and tepid sunshine
and all along the horizon the hills strode,
carrying rocks and sheep and dry stone walls
from time was to what will be—
my childhood home


Here’s a photo I found to go with the words, taken by Nigel at Malham near Settle – we were there in the UK in 2011. (Jane’s words describe a location further west in the Pennines).

Jane Dougherty has posted the full poem (with two additional verses and photo) at her blog:   [link]   What was and what is


Text by Liz, poem by Jane Dougherty, photo by Nigel Cowburn
Exploring Colour (2020)

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    1. Same here (re tepid sunshine) in the cold and often cloudy, south of NZ. Especially now it’s late autumn, sadly the sunshine is fast losing its warmth. I’m glad you enjoyed both the photo and Jane’s poem … thank you!

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