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Landscape from the Irish Hills and a Poem By : S. Weir Mitchell

A view from the Irish hills 5

Landscape from the Irish hills
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The hills of the South east of Ireland are on of my favourite locations to wander and go for long walk, they are not as spectacular as the peaks of the Kerry mountains but there is a stillness here. Space to think and clear your mind and just walk and photograph the landscape.

I will let the words of the below poem say everything else for me, complimenting just how much I like these locations in the soft Irish hills.

S. Weir Mitchell

HERE have I wandered often these many years
Far from the world’s restraint, my heart at ease,
With equal liberty of joy or tears
To welcome Nature’s generosities,
Where these gray summits give the unburdened mind
To clearer thought, in freedom unconfined.

Kind to the dreamer is this solitude.
Fair courtesies of silence wait to know
What hopes are flattering a poet mood,
Stirred by frail ecstasies that come and go,
Like birds that let the quivering leaves prolong
The broken music of their passing song.

Here may we choose what company shall be ours;
Here bend before one fair divinity
To whose dear feet we bring the spirit-flowers,
Fragments of song, stray waifs of poetry,
The orphans of dead dreams, more sweet than aught
Won by decisive days of sober thought.

Landscape of the Irish hills a Gallery

A view from the Irish hills 1

A view from the Irish hills 2

A view from the Irish hills 3

A view from the Irish hills 4

A view from the Irish hills 6

10 responses

  1. Another beautiful set of landscapes, Nigel!

    March 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

  2. Hello 🙂 🙂

    Thank you , Very pleased that you liked and enjoyed 🙂 🙂 🙂

    March 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm

  3. 😀

    March 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

  4. You have set about a yearning…..

    March 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm

  5. Very inviting Nigel

    March 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm

  6. I do like that poem!

    March 15, 2014 at 12:35 am

  7. Beautiful landscape Nigel. That may be what heaven looks like 🙂

    March 15, 2014 at 12:58 am

  8. Completely amazing! I want to go there!

    March 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  9. Very true about how walking in these locations clears the mind Nigel. And we’re so lucky in Ireland with the variety of landscapes we have, all with their own charms.

    March 15, 2014 at 8:51 pm

  10. magnifique!

    March 17, 2014 at 7:48 am

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