Brief Moments To Imagine
living twilight years within brightness
of new days is all I need. But oh!
To wander once again down adjacent
lanes to coastal cliff tops, then along
sandy beaches would be so great...
where coolness of fresh sea air takes
my breath away.
Located on rocky plateau colours
would rise, bursting with energy,
cheerfully clambering Lizard's
precipice – flowers of:
Magenta Hottentot Fig:
companions of White Sea Campion,
gazing out over ocean along with me
in salty summer's breeze.
I vision in my youth watching swiftness
of gulls carried across waves that hold
their own, hearing tales of winds that
whip ships of Lysardh rocks with such
unpredictable strength, so unrelenting;
yet when calm a kindred spirit lies.
But! Surrendering to thrill of travel
is now a battle I find hard to overcome,
weight of danger bores down more now
my youth is done. The seeds of doubt
have been sown, no appetite have I
to getaway...escaping pattern of routine
that nourishes confidence, a system
formula fostering care and attention
to discouraged mind:
repetition may seem tedious to some,
but moving through difficult missions;
is like climbing mountains when I'm
out of condition. Now I'd rather visualize
with creative powers, imagine searching
landscapes in breathtaking splendour;
where those ancient beautiful places
once set me free.
Cornish Heath...also known as
Wandering Heath comes from the
Ericaceae family of plants,
native flower to Cornwall.
Magenta Hottentot Fig: is a pretty
creeping species, member of
Carpobrotus edulis family of plants,
again found on Cornwall's Southern
Sea Campion is related to the Carnation
and grows along the edges
of cliff tops in Cornwall.
Cornish Lysardh is a peninsula of
Southern Cornwall: also known as
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