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Archive for June 16, 2013

This old green country lane (Poem) – Knockmealdowns

Memories On A Country Lane
Nikon D7000, 18-200mm lens, iso200
Green lane in the Knockmealdowns
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Only the Country Lane Will Weep

by adgray

I wander down the country lane
my old dog by my side
and I whistle merrily a tune
of how the view is wide

There are no hedgerows to crowd me in
or branches to block the sky
they’d have to use machinery
to bury me when I die

So don’t bother breaking your backs for me
I’d rather blow around with ease
just add what little goodness left
across the land upon the breeze

For this is where my heart is
this is my back yard
I’ve roamed it all my adult life
to leave it would be hard

No city house and airs for me
my graces rough and ready made
So lay me not in a neat little row
let my spirit fly and fade

I hitch my swag a little easier
and hunker to scratch his head
the billy boils as I wait with him
and then we both to bed

The stars sing lullaby’s to us
the wind sweeps us softly as we sleep
No debts no bills to leave behind
only the country lane will weep