In Response to ‘The Windhover’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins

A Spiritual Flight, A Vision – An Awakening

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The flight of many memories emerging merci-

fully, within the realm of daylight, dawn, and daybreak,

to drift, and glide before the rolling hills and meadows,

across a chessboard, chequered with herds of cattle, sheep,

and onward to the Angel of the North

then further still, to the unfurling curvature of the coast

the waves that listen on a crest of time and tide

that no man can halt, although they falter

upon the singing sands and hidden caverns of starfish,

the stalagmites and stalactites within a cove

or Capel Ogof – a chapel in a cave,

where nature’s terrestrial haven

becomes a celestial heaven, once more.

About Katie Hamer

I am a writer, an artist, a photographer, philosopher, interior designer, listener, and explorer.
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