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Thread #150957   Message #3520107
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
28-May-13 - 02:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Music of the Stream
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Music of the Stream
Here's the paragraph that preceded the poem. I'm entering it separately because for some reason, highlighting text in the book was a touchy and unreliable process. The writing certainly makes a person long to visit the beautiful glen.

"Proceeding through a small white gate, near Fairlight Place, we are led to Fairlight Glen, which nature has, indeed, lavished her pencil upon. The vegetation is in great profusion and variety, bearing undeniable testimony to the mildness of the climate. Every lover of rustic scenery should visit " our Glen." Nature's own handiwork is here to be met with in all its beauty. Lofty trees, with their rich foliage, overshadow our path, while the banks, on either side, are thickly studded with almost every species of English wild-flower. The golden hawkweed, saxifrage, the coroneted gipsy, wild rose, and many others, each in the season, are here to be met with. We insert the following lines by the kind permission of their author, the Rev. Arthur Ransom"

I might just set the poem to music, with an instrument doing the drip drip drip notes. Thanks, Sian and Guest.