Just being ME


Please say hello ... I love comments!



18/07/2009


my photos

kindness is a heavenly virtue ...

I was one lucky recipient of spontaneous kindness from Diana at Pebbledash the other day, after receiving through the post one of her gocco print notecards, inspired by Cornish hedgerow.

On recycled paper, it arrived along with an envelope to match, with a wrap of lilac paper, string and matching tag.




Cornish Cliffs - by Sir John Betjeman

Those moments, tasted once and never done - Of long surf breaking in the midday sun - A far off blowhole booming like a gun - The seagulls plane and circle out of sight - Below this thirsty, thrift-encrusted height - The veined sea-campion buds burst into white - And gorse turns tawny orange, seen beside - Pale drifts of primroses cascading wide - To where the slate falls sheer into the tide - More than in gardened Surrey, nature spills - A wealth of heather, kidney-vetch and squills - Over these long-defended Cornish hills - A gun-emplacement of the latest war - Looks older than the hill fort built before Saxon or Norman headed for the shore - And in the shadowless, unclouded glare - Deep blue above us fades to whiteness where - A misty sea-line meets the wash of air - Nut smell of gorse and honey smell of ling - Waft out to sea the freshness of the spring - On sunny shallows, green and whispering - The wideness which the lark-song gives the sky - Shrinks at the clang of seabirds sailing by - Whose notes are tuned to days when seas are high - From today's calm, the lane's enclosing green - Leads inland to a usual Cornish scene - Slate cottages with sycamore between - Small fields and tellymasts and wires and poles - With, as the everlasting ocean rolls - Two chapels built for half a hundred souls.

Louise x
g

19 comments:

Simone said...

Lovely poem to complement the card.x

lou said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful poem Louise!!!

Have a lovely Sunday…love Lou xxx

Gina said...

what a gorgeous card..really love the gocco effect :)

Gina said...

just had to pop back in and let you know what the blogger word verfication was...bumspie..sorry but made me laugh! ;)

acornmoon said...

Such a lovely evocative poem. I also enjoyed looking at your photographs of Dorset and the coast. It has made me want to go back there!

Christy said...

gorgeous card louise!

Wild Rose said...

How pretty ~ and what a lovely surprise.

Marie x

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely card, so very evocative....and followed by Betjeman's words...perfect.

Jane said...

Such a pretty card and a beautiful verse too. Happy Holidays. Jane x

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Louise!
That is a very pretty card. I like the color and the design.
I enjoyed reading the poem.

I'll be seeing my little grandson in September!

Rosie said...

What a lovely design. I like the poem, I'm quite fond of John Betjeman's poems:) Thanks for your lovely comments - and yes, I believe most of the statues do get submerged:)

Karens Hopes said...

thankyou for your comments Louise
its nerve racking trying to attract other bloggers so your comments were kindly received. I have added you to my blog list so I'm sure we'll speak often.
Karen

Elise said...

All of it gorgeous !

Ragged Roses said...

What a lovely card and the poem complements it so well. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog Louise. Hope you're enjoying your summer, the sun is actually shining here at the moment, fingers crossed.
Kimx

Indigo Blue said...

Lovely photos on your blog Louise!!

Diane said...

Lucky you - they are beautiful. I love all your recent posts with your holiday/seaside jaunts. I too cannot wait for retirement. The "Office" is a bad place. xxxx

silverpebble said...

That card from Diana is so lovely, especially the little umbel flowers. Thanks so much for sharing some Betjeman too x

Threadspider said...

Lovely to catch up with you Louise and revisit that lovely poem too. What a beautiful gift from Diana.

re said...

Lovely!