Tears of a Giant

This poem was written by Tim Wykes who is a regular visitor to Columbine Cottage. The 'giant' is the Fabrick Rock which is a short walk from our cottages. This is a special place, surrounded by heather moorland and affording fabulous views over five counties.

For many years I have lain in place,

and impressed upon all at this sacred place.

Born silent witness to the heart of the storm,

and reached to the feel of the warmth of the sun.

For I have watched and learned,

so many the changes to the land I behold.

And as I stand tall against the wind and the rain,

I take time to ponder and look over you all.

Tears of a giant I stand all alone,

and hope while you pass you take hold a rest,

and bide by me a while before you continue your quest.

In whispered tones you here me beckon thee,

listen softly as I say to take care the hills and o' the dales,

And strike your path with joy in your hearts,

in wonder at nature's beauty in creation.

For ever and onwards, to the next generation,

You will never own me as I take my station.

But gaze a while by my loving sight,

behold the garden of England in its truest light.

Most guests don't write poetry but check out what they had to say about Columbine Cottage in our guest book reviews. For more poetry please click here to read Marilyn Harris's poem about Foxglove Cottage. Return to property page


The Fabrick Rock

View of Ashover from the Fabrick/>

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