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Grey Sparrow Journal

Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Coleridge on Scafell

 


 

He speaks his mind

in a Devonshire accent,

leaves home on a Sunday

morning for nine days

to walk around the Lake District.

He disregards the weather,

has no professional guide,

his thoughts high

on fresh air,

freedom and adventure.

He sees the wild, green panorama,

a sunset viewed from a sheepfold

with dreams for company.

A letter written on Scafell,

bruised ink on paper,

the thundery forecast

in a life,

with those clouds

that came from the sea.

 

               -Byron Beynon