A wander, some mud and the Ring

by Jem Croucher

Walking up from Washington
in excellent company
The South Downs up above us
so we’ve plenty here to see
And the rain that fell here overnight
has gone and in good time
For our wanderings this morning
as the weather’s dry and fine

The climb up to the South Downs Way
though the woods and more
was justified exertion
for the view that was in store
As at the chalky summit
The Ring before us lay
Magnificent as always
on this late September day

We stayed a little while there
high over Sussex Weald
beneath the shadow of the Ring
its glory here revealed
Before descending once again
where Mother Nature’s hand
rejuvenates the woodland
with new trees tall and grand

Then finally the company
to the Franklin Arms returned
for some victuals and beer
which we all of course had earned
We’ve picked some mud up on the way
but the cobwebs have deserted
Left behind in the few miles
today we have exerted


Photo – Chanctonbury Ring, South Downs Way, Sussex, UK , 30 September 2017 – Jempics

2 Comments to “A wander, some mud and the Ring”

  1. A very nice poem. Thanks for sharing!

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