The Valley of a Thousand Hills


 

We have shown our visitor a number of sights over the past week, and on Sunday the Byrne Valley and Valley of a Thousand Hills were on the list.  I was rather pleased with the picture I took of the latter, so I have written a poem to go with it.  Hopefully, this one isn’t in the Really Awful Rhyme category, but fits the Earth Day nature/pastoral theme for Day 22 on NaPoWriMo.

The Valley of a Thousand Hills view from Botha's Hill near Durban

The Valley of a Thousand Hills view from Botha’s Hill near Durban

 

The Valley of a Thousand Hills:
This vista of delight
Breathtakingly one’s spirit fills,
And its tranquillity instils,
When viewed from lofty height,
The fancy that the hills must be
Outstretching to infinity
In beauteous sublimity
Beyond the range of sight. 

An outlook of a thousand shades,
Nor, ever, quite the same,
Each mood-shift one of many grades,
At height of day or when light fades,
When dimmed or when aflame;
In misty moonlight glow empearled,
Or spring-shades verdantly unfurled,
This fairyland of Nature’s world
Deserves undying fame.

© Colonialist April 2013 (WordPress)

 

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels, with notes writing classical music, and with riding cycles, horses and dinghies.
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27 Responses to The Valley of a Thousand Hills

  1. Beautiful, Col, both your image and words are pulling me in.

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  2. Perfect poem and photo for Earth Day! Truly awesome–both! :-)

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  3. What a sweet rhyme for such a stunning looking place…..wonderful

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  4. Kathleen says:

    Very awesome photo and poem.

    I remember asking my Mom once, where the Valley of the Thousand Hills was (while we were on holiday) and she said: “Kat, you are looking at it. You are in it.” It obviously was a very embarrassing moment for me. :)

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  5. optie says:

    Your poem captured the essence of the Valley of a Thousand Hills so beautifully Col

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  6. 68ghia says:

    Indeed a sight worthy of a poem Col ;-)

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  7. Sonel says:

    What a lovely sight and poem Col. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. beautiful (words and vista :) )

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  9. nrhatch says:

    Gorgeous post, pic, and poem, Col! Very other worldly ~ the land before time.

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  10. The Asian says:

    An un-awful poem to go with a stunning picture :)

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  11. adinparadise says:

    I love your hymn to this beauteous place, Col.

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