Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Pathway

Hello, Bloggy friends. Please come with me for a short stroll down the pathway.........

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Just across the busy roadway, hidden from all passersby,
There is a long forgotten pathway,
but you can find it if you try.

Deep it winds into the wild wood, away from noise and dust and grime,
As you a walk along the pathway, you can join in nature's rhyme.

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Here the fragrant, yellow jasmines grow away in wild profusion

and the wily crow, the sentinel, caws and caws at your intrusion.

The jasmine has a fragrant odor, and sometimes on a humid day;
when the winds blow soft...........and slow.............and easy,
you can smell them a mile away.

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It winds by a lazy meadow with an azure sky above.
Here live birds of all description........



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and dove.

Now you cross a lazy streamlet on its way to find the sea,
'long a path of least resistance, that's a pleasant way to be.

On down past the glen and valley where the moss and wild fern grow,

beech tree
by the pathway stands a beech tree, 'twas a seed not long ago.

On its bark an ancient carving of a heart with names entwined.  Placed there by two youthful sweethearts as they left the world behind.

As you observe the ancient carving, you wonder where the two might be.
Where e'er they are, they've both forgotten.........They forgot..............
.but not the tree.

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Now we leave the beech behind, and further down the path we find
a shady glen where tall pines grow o'er a soft brown carpet down below.

Walk softly now, and listen closely. Hear the faint, faint tinkle of a bell.
It's 'round the neck of a farmer's milk cow as she grazes peacefully in the dell.

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Pause here now, the path is ending, and as it was at its beginning,
just beyond is mass confusion. There you'll find no quite seclusion....
but only in The Pathway.

This was written by my dad many years ago, and it means so much to me. Thanks for going down "The Pathway" with me today.

I'll be joining Susan for "Outdoor Wednesday" .
Also joining "Mellow Yellow Monday"


Linda Makiej said...

these are all wonderful!!

Liza said...

Wonderful shots. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

craftyles said...

How pretty and the photos are great. I love that your dad wrote that-makes me want to cry. Have a great week, my friend!

Mama Zen said...

How lovely!

Carmel Cole said...

wish i was just walking by. very pleasant place. fantastic shots. hope you could visit my mellow yellow monday here:

Chloe Grice said...

Hi, I'm visiting from MYM: just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your Dads' poem and the photos are all beautiful too, thanks so much for sharing ;-) have a fantastic week!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! The nature that surrounds us is beautiful! The poem was lovely~~~From one sweetie to another~~~Roxie p.s. I am your newest follower!

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Light and Voices said...

What a lovely path to walk down.
Joyce M

Trisha said...

The pathway looks like a lovely place to be!


ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

wow! Fantastic collection of excellent photography ~ would love to walk that path filled with nature's beauty ~ (A Creative Harbor)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! This is something I would enjoy this afternoon! Hugs!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a lovely poem your dad wrote. Oh indeed, we need pathways like this in our world, to get away from all the crowds, and to truly listen to nature's song. Thank you for sharing this. I needed it today.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Rita said...

Wonderful selection of photos to enhance your fathers words.

It brought a tear to my eye. Simply wonderful.