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Posted Tuesday, July 3, 2007
A Hymn to Derbyshire
Surrounded by the natural ambience of untouched beauty along untrodden ways;
And Sprinkled with the space-dust of a myriad stars,
I enjoy my brief sojourn of worship at this rural oasis
On the long journey to the Great Nowhere from whence I came,
And in which I live and move, and have my being;
Meeting with the God of Life at this planetary way-station
Between the stars in the midst of a wondrous Universe.
Here and Now, I am alive!
I come to breath the incense of eternity here amongst these hills of home.
I come to drink the moorland dew and to be rejuvenated by this elixir of life.
To evoke a spiritful sense of wellbeing here in the magical centre of England
Meditating in the here & now reality of the natural beauty of Earth`s bounty;
A hunter assimilating, gathering and gleaning; generating natural Spirit power
to illuminate the path of my destined way into Tomorrow.
Proven therapy here in this cathedral of being in the Derbyshire Peak,
where I am filled with an overwhelming sense of insignificance
as the hills soar in sentinel glory around me, and I am replenished.
I worship at the sylvan shrines of forest temples;
at moorland groves in devotion amongst these Derbyshire Dales.
The limestone rock is my altar;
The air and water are my sacraments;
The sky is my heaven,
And the good Derbyshire earth beneath my feet
Is the rock upon which I will build my church.
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