Green bushes & green trees...

Green bushes & green trees where fancy feeds
On the retireing solitudes of May
Where the sweet foliage like a volume reads
& weeds are gifts too choice to throw away
How sweet the evening now succeeds the day
The velvet hillock forms a happy seat
The white thorn bushes bend with snowey may
Dwarf furze in golden blooms & violets sweet
Make this wild scene a pleasure grounds retreat

(lines 975 - 983)
Child Harold

1 comment:

Arborfield said...

The photo is just a few miles away from me on Dartmoor. Not Clare country, but very apt I thought.