‘Solitude’: Rydal Water, Cumbria, The Lake District, UK … Pen & Ink – WHB 1991 ©
This stillness and the beauty all around me
Bring with them peace and grace for which I yearn;
For here among the lakes and mountains resting
I sense my hopes and dreams will now return.
For now I’ve reached a time when life has bitten,
Reminding me of pleasures once enjoyed;
Since lost in cares and daily obligations
How Nature can supplant and fill the void.
Its healing powers I know and cannot question;
They bring delights I cannot bear to miss.
They sing to me of other loves and places,
And speak to me of other times than this.