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The Unnamed Lake, Poem by : Frederick George Scott (1861-1944)

Irish Landscape Photography Nigel Borrington

Irish Landscape Photography
Nigel Borrington

A Monday Morning Poem

The Unnamed Lake

By : Frederick George Scott (1861-1944)

IT sleeps among the thousand hills
Where no man ever trod,
And only nature’s music fills
The silences of God.

Great mountains tower above its shore,
Green rushes fringe its brim,
And o’er its breast for evermore
The wanton breezes skim.

Dark clouds that intercept the sun
Go there in Spring to weep,
And there, when Autumn days are done,
White mists lie down to sleep.

Sunrise and sunset crown with gold
The peaks of ageless stone,
Where winds have thundered from of old
And storms have set their throne.

No echoes of the world afar
Disturb it night or day,
The sun and shadow, moon and star
Pass and repass for aye.

‘Twas in the grey of early dawn,
When first the lake we spied,
And fragments of a cloud were drawn
Half down the mountain side.

Along the shore a heron flew,
And from a speck on high,
That hovered in the deepening blue,
We heard the fish-hawk’s cry.

Among the cloud-capt solitudes,
No sound the silence broke,
Save when, in whispers down the woods,
The guardian mountains spoke.

Through tangled brush and dewy brake,
Returning whence we came,
We passed in silence, and the lake
We left without a name.

8 responses

  1. Captivating, from photo to poem. Beautiful post.

    February 2, 2015 at 12:14 am

    • Hello thank you, very pleased you enjoyed 🙂

      February 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      • I love your posts! This is the one place I would like to see before my time here is through.

        February 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

  2. Beautiful Nigel. Love the light and tones 🙂

    February 2, 2015 at 12:40 am

  3. Awesome Nigel! Your writing is incredible – really enjoy it.

    February 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    • Hello Mary , thank you for liking the post, the image is me , words i could only wish to be able to write.

      February 2, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      • Oh my Nigel, I only focused on the words and never saw the it was written by someone else – your photograph pair with the poem was unbelievable. Still love the poem ~

        February 2, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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