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Poetry from within

Aira Force

{to Marion}

Past Dockray Village the Aira Beck flows

To enter Ullswater's Western shores.

Cascading down the Aira Force

The water rushes on its course.

We looked upon your towering height

Admired the chimera's dance of light.

We paused, a moment, on our way

A trout within the shallows lay.

Your beauty held us in its power

We knew the names of every flower.

What beauties I have seen tonight

The sky was like a sea of light.

And, though, the morning brought the rain

My spirits felt renewed again...

I thought of summers -now long past

And wished, this life, would ever last.

Robert Carson