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Irish Landscapes, Freedom of the Hills, Poem by : Douglas Fraser – 1968

The Freedom of the hills Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Freedom of the hills
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Freedom of the Hills

By: Douglas Fraser – 1968

Mine is the freedom of the tranquil hills
When vagrant breezes bend the sinewy grass,
While sunshine on the widespread landscape spills
And light as down the fleet cloud-shadowed pass.

Mine, still, that freedom when the storm-clouds race,
Cracking their whips against defiant crags
And mists swirl boiling up from inky space
To vanish on the instant, torn to rags.

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When winter grips the mountains in a vice,
Silently stifling with its pall of snow,
Checking the streams, draping the rocks in ice,
Still to their mantled summits I would go.

Sun-drenched, I sense the message they impart;
Storm-lashed, I hear it sing through every vein;
Among the snows it whispers to my heart
“Here is your freedom. Taste – and come again.”

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful, quiet countryside scenes Nigel ~

    March 10, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    • Hello Mary 🙂

      Thank you , very please you enjoyed them 🙂 🙂

      March 11, 2015 at 10:07 am

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