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Home of Inspiration

This is Brantwood, home of John Ruskin (1819-1900) the artist, writer and champion of the welfare state. Ruskin absorbed the natural world around him and expressed his talents through paintings and poetry. In 1869 he was Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford and established the Ruskin School of Drawing (wikipedia.org).

The Brantwood Estate is suspended, afloat on the hillside above lake Coniston Water. The house  continues his legacy by exhibiting local artist’s work in a gallery. The gardens display the array of inspiration and the footpaths lead to the lakeside.

Afloat

 


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Landscape

A squirrel
Leaps abound
Shaken leaves downed
Pine needles found
Trodden into the ground

Foliage
And wood
Mache into mud
Soft under foot
Where tractor wheels cut

Rustling
Of debris
Skyward and see
Birds fly free
Rhythm of land, of tree

Writing 201
Your prompt: landscape
Today’s form: found poetry
Today’s device: enumeratio, it basically means constructing a list, a successive enumeration (duh!) of multiple elements in the same series.