England (a poem but not about football)

England, a green and pleasant land

 

With fens and fells

Hills and dales

Rivers and streams

And copses so green

Meres and lakes

And brooks and becks

Valleys and tors

Hedgerows and more

Bluebells hide in woodland’s shade

And lead us to a grassy glade

See flower meadows and golden sand

In England’s truly beautiful land

 

A green and pleasant heavenly place

Set on earth for us to embrace

 

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

ref: William Blake, ‘And did those feet in ancient time’ from “Milton: A Poem”

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7 comments on “England (a poem but not about football)”
    1. Karen says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  1. ashleyleia says:

    I’ve just learned 4 new words (fells, meres, becks, tors)!

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    1. Karen says:

      In the part of England known as the Lake District (Cumbria in the North West) the lakes are named with mere or water, e.g. Windermere, Coniston Water. The only lake is Bassenthwaite Lake. It’s beautiful place.

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  2. Beautifully penned Karen 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you Rory x

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      1. Pleasure Karen – have a truly lovely ‘English’ Sunday 🙂

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