Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Penberth, by road

You can reach Penberth by sea or by road
or by steep cliffside paths.
If you walk down through the valley
on the narrow road

you will hear only the sound of the stream
as it plunges between trees
and soft areas of tiny white daffodils.

There are wild violets
and fern fronds beginning to uncurl.

Do you love this house? I do!
It is beside the road
but I don't think that I would mind.

It is a very beautiful road
and leads to the sea
where winding gear pulls small boats
onto the safety of the cobbled slipway.

Somewhere on this road
I laid down my burden of sadness.
It didn't seem worth the effort
of carrying it up the steep path
to the gorse-gold cliffs.

25 comments:

Jackie said...

Lovely. I like how we are synchronised...I stay up late. Juat late enough to catch the early edition of the Magpie Files. I hope your burden stayed down there.
Is it Poppy ?
Its understandable.

Jackie said...

That should be 'just'.
(Its late)

peppermintpatcher said...

There can be no sadness behind your sensitive camera lens, just a sense of peace and calm.

BreadBox said...

Those photographs were worth waiting a couple of week for....

Columbia Lily said...

That's beautiful - both the pictures and the writing.

Lynn said...

I am fully prepared to come visit you at that house, if you "consenta" (my word verification).

Ali Honey said...

Lovely! The photos are a delight, especially the unfurling fronds.

JuliaB said...

Gorgeous! I think I might have to move into that cottage too! Sounds like you had a lovely break. x

pebbledash said...

Wonderful seeing 'my patch' through your eyes!

dottycookie said...

Very lovely photos. I hope all is well, and your sadness stays where you left it.

monica said...

I need some Cornwall. Some sea air.

Lyn said...

Beautiful!
Love
Lyn
xxx

anne bebbington said...

Idyllic.........

silverpebble said...

Seaside and nature - perfect therapy. Hope you managed to leave the burden just there xxxx

kristina said...

I love the fern fronds. So beautiful. And I hope you've left all your sadness behind. K x

readersguide said...

Alice, it is beautiful, and I hope you are okay.

eurolush said...

Beautiful photos...hope you're feeling better, dear friend.

Gina said...

Beautiful words and images Alice. I truely hope you've left your sadness behind. Thinking of you. x

Spruce Hill said...

What a beautiful place to be! Lovely pictures.

blackbird said...

Here's hoping you forgot and left the sadness right there.

Delwyn said...

What a beautiful walk, thank you for taking me to such an out of the way place...I never would have found myself...
Happy days

Poshyarns said...

Oh Alice, such beautiful words and I hope you left that burden down there, ready for the wind to blow it away.

fifi said...

oh, so beautiful.

i hope your burden of sadness has gone.

I love that place so much.

Lucy said...

So glad to hear the sadness has been left behind. I hope it doesn't try to come home on its own. Great to have you back too. I've missed you.

Mr. Lush said...

Love the fern fiddleheads.
Love the thatched roof.
Penberth looks lovely.