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No Photos Today-Just a Haiku Word Picture of 5 Hours on the Train Through English Countryside From Cornwall to London

Landscape passing by,
Fields of green, hedges darker,
Emerald, olive.

Truro Cathedral-
Memories of being met,
Happy growing up.

Pale golden stubble,
Swiss rolls of hay, verdant fields,
Ploughed furrows.

Bell towers and spires,
Steeples, centre of village,
Places of worship.

Dead tree in a field,
Grey limbed branches reaching out
Solitary sculpture.

Michaelmas daisies
Pale blue hydrangea blossoms,
Last gasps of Summer.

White fluffy hedgerows,
Old Man’s Beard, Ragged Robin,
Red Autumn berries.

Riotous rugby,
Children’s playgrounds,old folks’ bowls,
All entertaining.

Coat-wearing horses,
Skipping goats and countless cows,
Deer with white bottoms.

Saltash in Cornwall
Platform too short for the train,
One door will open!

Yachts lined into tide,
Navy ships in for service,
Dinghies floating by.

Dawlish and Teignmouth,
Red cliffs and sunlight on waves,
Last views of the sea.

Free Pussy Riot!
Big graffiti on small bridge
In shocking pink paint.

Powderham Castle,
Thatched cottages, brick builds,
All homes of people.

Exeter Station,
Blue plaque to Royal Marine,
Killed, Afghanistan.

Many flooded fields,
Swollen over-full rivers,
Tumbling waterfalls.

Black faced sheep, shorn sheep,
Very white, exposed to all.
Unkind at end of Summer!

Westbury white horse
Carved into chalk hillside,
Been there for ever.

Penultimate stop-
Reading. London Paddington
Conurbation next.

Wonderful journey,
Observing lush countryside,
Composing Haiku!

Thank you for reading my Haiku journey!

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in poetry, postaday2012, Words

 

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Time, English Countryside, and Grandbabies

1   A train journey of five and a half hours to read, knit, chat and watch…..

2  …..the beautiful English countryside go by.

3    Spending laughing time with Jake and Tabitha.

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Train Journey, Home from Senegal and a Simple Supper

1    The train journey through English countryside:  The Somerset Levels, The White Horse, springy little  lambs, a Thelwell pony, flowers-in-a-boat on the station platform at Saltash, and above all, the vibrant green of the fields.

English countryside from the train

2   Coming home, beautiful bluebells and primroses in the front garden and coming into our house.

Bluebells

3  A very simple and very tasty supper of two poached eggs on toast!

and I’ll start writing about the beautiful things of Senegal tomorrow.

 
 

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