Limestone

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Limestone

I wish I were on Hutton Roof again
The limestone and the little open flowers
The sea at Arnside like a distant gem
The spaciousness, like days with extra hours

I wish I were as agile now as then
I ‘d climb a Langdale Pike just for some for fun
The whole mere down below still winding on
The handsome lake the old man, Coniston

I wish I were in Dent, the curious shapes
The hills and their deep mystery engross
The height, the little river, the mistakes
The lost loved man alive, to hold me close

I wish I were on Hutton Roof today
The holy smell of grass, the feel of air

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