Thursday, 5 August 2010

the view from Simonside
























 This is the view north from the Simonside Hills  which lie to the south of the   River Coquet  near the town of Rothbury  in Northumberland. In the distance  can be seen the Cheviot  hills which straddle the border between England and Scotland.

Northumberland

Heatherland and bent-land,
Black land and white,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land of my delight.

Land of singing waters,
And winds from off the sea,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land where I should be.

Heatherland and bent-land,
And valleys rich with corn,
God bring me to Northumberland,
The land where I was born.


Wilfred Wilson Gibson (1878–1962)

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