A Place Dearer To Me - Poem by Ben Gieske
We never drove to Harlan
Over the ridges and through the high land.
We never shared the dreams of Schubert’s Traumerei
Never enjoyed the Gehmütlichkeit of sweet Lorelei.
We never got to breathe a Londonderry Air
Berean Hills was the place where we first made a pair.
“A place on this earth that is dearer to me than
all of the cities of pleasure......
Your high hills and mountain always on my mind.....
And when I turn homeward; ....my heart breaks in song”. **
* from The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
** from “The High Hills and Mountains”, a song by Jean Ritchie
- September 10,2008
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