The Start of NaBloPoMo!
I found out tonight that National Blog Posting Month is here – I’m only a few days late! It’s basically a challenge which involves sharing a post every day for the whole of November, see http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/nablopomo-november-2013 for all the details. My first post is a poem I wrote about Ashridge, “A Place Called Home”. I think the title speaks for itself. . . hope you enjoy. 🙂
The wind blows
a gentle breeze
causing all the leaves
on all the trees
as if whispering
shhh. . .
It’s a place
where I can hear my thoughts
so still, so silent
like it’s been preserved in time.
A hidden gem, tucked away
nestled into the very heart of England,
I can almost see people sweeping past
in a horse-drawn carriage
along the never-ending vistas
towards the seven hundred year old house. . .
It’s kept its heritage, its history
and retained the magic, the mystery
it has a unique presence, an energy
which can be felt instantly
it’s as if I’m in a different world entirely
with woodland as my back garden
trees stretching upwards
like they’re reaching for the heavens,
deer half hidden in the shadows
stags with heads of horns
a magnificent silhouette,
around every corner are flower beds
just bursting with colour
acres and acres of lawn
scattered with water fountains
a rockery, rose garden
ancient monuments, statues,
a laburnum tunnel, topiary
and an oak tree
planted by Queen Victoria herself,
to name but a few treasures
it has so many more.
It has peace and tranquility
completely isolated, cut off
to the rest of the world it doesn’t exist,
but that’s what makes it special
a wonderful, natural beauty
it’s a place called Ashridge
a place I call home.
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