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Only the Country Lane, Poem by : Adgray

The old Country lane Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

The old Country lane, County Kilkenny
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

Irish landscape photography.

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

8 responses

  1. Very nice post, Nigel.

    November 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

    • Hello Harrie 🙂 🙂

      Thank you 🙂 very happy you enjoyed !!!!

      November 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

  2. So beautiful!!! Love the poem and your photographs!!! Thanks a lot !!

    November 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    • Hello Ilargia 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed both images and the Poem !!! 🙂

      November 25, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  3. Seriously Nigel, these are gorgeous especially the last shot.

    November 25, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    • Hello Mary 🙂

      Thank you so much !!!!! 🙂

      Very very pleased you enjoyed !!!!!

      November 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

  4. Just a beautiful post, Nigel. The images are so lovely, and Molly, looking very much like she could have penned that wonderful poem.

    I love everything about this. Really wonderful :).

    November 26, 2014 at 2:01 am

    • Hello Sharon 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , Very pleased you liked the poem and the images , 🙂 🙂 Yes I think if she could have yes !! This would be very close to what she would write down 🙂 🙂

      Thank you !!!! 😉

      November 26, 2014 at 10:26 am

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