Harrison Stickle - A Poetical Guide to the Lake District Fells.

Harrison Stickle - A Poetical Guide to the Lake District Fells.

A Poem by John Phoenix Hutchinson.



Harrison Stickle.

Wandering along shores of 'Low Wood, Windermere',

My eye is drawn to familiar friend on far horizon,
Ah that famous silhouette of hallowed heights,
Glorified in full grandeur by setting sun,
The towering peaks stand in shadow- Lord of Langdale.


My mind floods with marvellous memories,
Oh those cherished days in all weathers tested,
That have seared into my very heart and soul
Becoming part of my true essence,
Time after time till man became mountain.

Water flows like blood coursing through rugged ravines,
The deep dark chasm drama of 'Dungeon Ghyll'
Intimacy! Shocking Intimacy, showing mountain bones,
Ravages bared by waters raging measure,
Mellowed here and there by Mothers kinder hand.

From ghyll to pinnacle on reminiscent wing,
I look down on the world far far below,
Free from the pressures of modern life,
I sit on clouds contemplating, meditating,
The dynamic dualism a poles reversed mirror.



© 2014 John Phoenix Hutchinson.


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Hi John, whatever happened to the Magical Mystery volume you were planning a couple of years ago. You collected the poems, then everything went quiet.
David.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Good poem. Great imagery...Awesome.

Posted 5 Years Ago


You really can feel the rawness of the mountain in your poem and also your passion for it as well.......this piece is impressive

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Posted 6 Years Ago


John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Its quite a raw mountain especially in its deep very enclosed ravines an impressive place.
Windemere is close to my heart as you know John, it is a perfect place to play ;-) stunning piece of poetry, I lost myself within it.

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Posted 6 Years Ago


John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

I do believe as you mention about your heart...........if I remember rightly a certain film of a cer.. read more
TrimarcoRansome

6 Years Ago

Yes, they are all places fondly remembered ;-)
Haven't been here, but through your words I feel almost as though I have. Great imagery in this one; you brought to life this place is such stark detail and quality that I wish I was standing in this place delving into the full quiet of eternity. Well done!

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Posted 6 Years Ago


John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Lovely place such a lovely place :) Thanks
I have to say this is a fantastic mountain poem and very........whats the word, evocative yes thats it. I felt a stirring in my loins no not that type....an urge to climb high! Great poem and welcome back John.

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Posted 6 Years Ago


John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Thanks Mark :)

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.
John Phoenix Hutchinson.

Boot Eskdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom



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