POETIC LICENSE – The Road Not Taken.

Yesterday my plan was to wait until early evening before venturing out. It’s a nice time of day and there should be fewer people about. Now that I’ve been out once in the car to reach Longridge Fell for a walk I hoped to go further.

Every parking place on the southern side of the fell was packed, with cars alongside the roads.

I lost heart and drove home.

But before I threw in the towel I discovered another three ‘slate poems’ propped up at the popular spots.  They seem to keep appearing as if by magic and each one has a beautifully written verse reflecting our environment and possibly our predicament.

Thank you whoever you are.

Tonight’s three –

Katrina Porteous.

What is the name
of the deep breath I would take
over and over
for all of us? Call it whatever you want, it is

Mary Oliver.

7 thoughts on “POETIC LICENSE – The Road Not Taken.

  1. Michael Graeme

    A familiar sight. Same around the West Pennines yesterday. I do like that idea of those wayside poems. Someone’s gone to a lot of work, penning those on bits of slate. Very uplifting.

    1. bowlandclimber Post author

      I thought that poem would have accompanied your post “I wonder where that path goes?” well.
      It will be lovely down by the river at BC today but you can see from my posts I’m reluctant to venture far.

  2. Pingback: BROKEN SLATES. | bowlandclimber

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