Friday, 26 March 2010

South Downs Way

Southease → Falmer

fields-near-lewes.jpg Distance: 6.97 miles
Ascent: 620 metres
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes

The Bright Field
« Not walked | Not walked »

A strong south-westerly breeze, sun cutting through the clouds, and RS Thomas' The Bright Field in my mind:

I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it. But that was the pearl
of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realise now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it. Life is not hurrying

on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you.

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