Where we walked

Where we walked

We walked in the rain
along the track
beside the stream

and followed the hedge
at the field’s edge
to the top of the hill

and all about
was deep tree-green
and the tinkle of water
running deep

and the rain in the wind
where the sunflowers grow.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “Where we walked”

    1. Thank you 🙂 It had rained most of the day and we slipped out in a break, hoping it had finally stopped. It hadn’t, but we got beautiful views of the rain and the clouds sweeping over the hills and the sun shining through the gaps. I didn’t have my phone of course to take photos.

      1. The weather drifts along the river and leaves us alone. That’s my theory anyway.
        You must be getting the heat again. It’s lovely here now that the cloud has lifted and the wind dropped. Sunny but not hot. Spring-like.

      2. We actually have similar weather as you today. The storms yesterday have blown away, and it was even a little bit chilly early this morning. It’s a beautiful day. We’re supposed to get the hot, humid thunderstorm weather again later in the week, I think.

    1. Thank you. There are lots of sunflowers this year. I imagine the planting is decided a year or two in advance, but it’s been fortuitous this year.
      Observing trees, the seasons, birds and dogs has taught me a lot about what’s important. Not that being important carries much weight…

  1. Such a beautiful poem. I felt I was walking there too. I love the brightness of the sunflower in the closing lines.

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