Crinkle Crags from A Poetical Guide to the Lake District Fells.

Crinkle Crags from A Poetical Guide to the Lake District Fells.

A Poem by John Phoenix Hutchinson.
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Crinkle Crags by John Phoenix Hutchinson From A Poetical Guide to the Lake District Fells.

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'Crinkle Crags' takes off its cloudy crown,

Revealing in golden sunlight's breaking rays,

Unmistakable undulations in rugged desolation,

Step serrated crags, gaunt gullies in depression,

A dramatic delight flourishing in procession.


Wild! Ruination, a raging mountains mountain,

A hokey cokey dance set in rock and stone,

A conga of ridges in rhythmic flows,

Bestowing a musical extravaganza in lofty place,

A crazy madcap song performed at break neck pace.


Beware though its joys, explore with a caution,

To the unwary, the crags make many fools in pathless mist,

Jesters of the steep shattered slippery scree,

For valour's best side should be shown due respect,

Most especially in chock stone gullies like the 'Bad Step'.

© 2014 John Phoenix Hutchinson.


Author's Note

John Phoenix Hutchinson.
Crinkle Crags' seen here with 'Bowfell'in the background is without doubt one of the best ridge walks you can do in 'Lakeland' its not just the mountain itself that makes it so but the wonderful views that unfold and display as you make your way up and down the adventure that is the five crinkles. The notorious 'Bad Step' a steep declivity along the ridge can be easily traversed with little difficulty or with some help and a short rope conquered! I can say hand on heart this fell is exhilarating and very highly recommended, make sure its a fine day as you would not want the get lost in the mist up here and not to see panorama would be a very great shame.

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So cool, such a great place to be and I can imagine such. Your poem says it all! What wonderful personifications! Controlled your consonance pretty nicely there too.

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Amazing photo paired with such sublime imagery expressed in your poetry. Bravo

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Posted 5 Years Ago


Love the way that your image can relate to the poem itself and having such a great imagery in the poem

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Posted 5 Years Ago


you have written is beautifully, arousing interest to go there and See it. The pic chosen definitely adds to the desire to visit.

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Posted 6 Years Ago


Beautiful imagery...I love the way that you have taken the picture and turned it into words. I also enjoy the way that you show the difference between beauty and danger, because there is often a fine line between the two. A good metaphor for life, really...be careful, because beauty can be deadly. Well written.

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Just a breathtakingly awesome write. Wonderful imagery and description. Your wordplay was masterful.

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

So nice of you to say so.
very nice. Your piece describes a rough landscape in such a beautiful way.

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

rough can be beautiful.....
Gypsy Dreamweaver

6 Years Ago

most certainly it can as is your work.
nice piece...think it would read well vocalized

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.

6 Years Ago

Cheers.....might make it my next youtube video then
You make the place sound mystical and foreboding hats off mate

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Posted 6 Years Ago


The picture is exquisite and the poem equally so. I love the sounds in this, the consonants, the alliteration all brilliant and technically masterful.
Beautiful

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John Phoenix Hutchinson.
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Boot Eskdale, Cumbria, United Kingdom



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