View from Dodd


Look out on this Summer land of light and shadows

What do I see and hear?

A red squirrel nibbling,

A grey rabbit hopping,

A kestrel hovering on the wind.

A raven croaking,

A buzzard lifting,

A fish by strong talons pinned.

A green yaffle laughing,

A brown lizard basking,

A crackle from a gorse seed gun.

A swallow skimming,

A kingfisher diving,

A rowan ripening in the sun.

Walk this bright land of light and shadows.

Cumbria’s catching my heart, this year.


Image L Wilde