The Gateway

Almost at the top of the hill
the well set-back gateway
provides the ideal place to stop,
to lean the tandem against the fence,
enjoy the view, have a swig or two
of juice from our bottles and munch
a Brunch Bar, while taking a breather
after our efforts.

It is hard to believe the village
we have climbed above is so close.
Here an uninterrupted panorama
of open fields spreads all around.
We listen to the gentle lowing of cattle,
the distant bleating of sheep
and the sound of bird song.

This peaceful spot
tempts us to linger longer but
with the steepest part of the climb done
reluctantly we pedal on.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Renee Espriu
    May 20, 2020 @ 17:39:08

    A wonderfully penned poem. When I was much younger I use to hike but have not in many years now. But I have beautiful memories still. Be well.

    Reply

  2. Jules
    May 20, 2020 @ 20:32:12

    Lovely. Hope the ride down was easier an relaxing too. 🙂

    Reply

    • Libby
      May 21, 2020 @ 15:11:53

      Actually the ride down is no where near as steep, just a gentle decent. It is a ride we have done before but not one of our more regular routes; a most enjoyable ride.

      Reply

  3. Pastor Cathy
    May 20, 2020 @ 23:01:15

    The Gateway
    by Libby
    Almost at the top of the hill
    the well set-back gateway
    provides the ideal place to stop,
    to lean the tandem against the fence,
    enjoy the view, have a swig or two
    of juice from our bottles and munch
    a Brunch Bar, while taking a breather
    after our efforts.

    It is hard to believe the village
    we have climbed above is so close.
    Here an uninterrupted panorama
    of open fields spreads all around.
    We listen to the gentle lowing of cattle,
    the distant bleating of sheep
    and the sound of bird song.

    This peaceful spot
    tempts us to linger longer but
    with the steepest part of the climb done
    reluctantly we pedal on.

    Reply

  4. elaine patricia
    May 21, 2020 @ 09:33:36

    Linger longer.

    Reply

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