John Carter Brown

My Adopted Home - Poem by John Carter Brown

A northern town of character
I bravely left, to southward roam;
To relocate my family
In Dunster, my adopted home.

It's medieval majesty
And beauty far beyond compare;
A slice of rural Somerset
This Dunster that we came to share.

An ancient tiny hamlet
Recorded in the Domesday tome;
The river Avill winding through
This Dunster, my adopted home.

Resplendent in it's castle tall
Beside the working water-mill;
A piece of perfect England
Where time is still a standing still.

Oh Dunster, should I love you so?
Your streets by cobbled workers wrought;
My guilty love is yours to keep
As well as Lancashire I ought.

Written 1996

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written for an Anthology in 1996, when I lived in Dunster, Somerset.

Comments about My Adopted Home by John Carter Brown

  • (12/22/2012 10:54:00 AM)

    Superb write John; very good indeed. I truly enjoyed reading this one. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/2/2012 3:02:00 PM)

    Very nice, John, so glad you are happy there. (Report) Reply

  • (10/2/2012 5:45:00 AM)

    A beautiful slice of our green and pleasant land documented for all to see....lovely really feels me with pride of our little green gem...tyvm karen (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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