Hills and Rivers Adorn the Heart

Love imagined,‎ Nature’s blessing
Strolling under blissful canopy
Avenue of trees‎; joined above so green,
High in sky branches greet fluffy clouds,

Meaningless when  young,
My Father’s  words, ‘lovers’ lane,
Live with me; childhood memories
I see his face glancing upwards
‎At the concept he so adored 

Strolling along a grassy ridge
Distant views across hills supreme
Cathedral shrouded in misty reverence
Rising high greeting walkers

Through a gateway; door to Nature
Pathway guided by tunnel of trees
Imagined entrance meadows supreme
Light shining on pristine vistas
Welcoming all, dramatic views

Hill adorned with copse of trees
‎Crowning glory heavenly sight
When in winter, sun shining through
Spring leaves a blessed sight
Imagination soars to sky above

Flowing river, greets as ever
Rain or shine matters not
Sound and feeling raindrops falling
Glistening surface ‎caresses heart

Reflections when calm and still
Nature’s beauty ‎transformation
From hills to winding maze of water
Raindrops falling making patterns

Gazing deep from riverbank
Eyes drawn,  another dimension
The Universe and opposing view 
Sky and river are as one
Space beneath two revelations
Release heart to wander freely

Wandering along, riverside serenity
Ducks and swans exchanging glances
Swans’ heads aloof  superior
Signets follow parents’ flotilla
Another world as heads dive under
Another dimension far below 
Another Universe‎ imagined
Nature’s gift for all who care.


Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.

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    • Dear Larry,

      You comment is greatly appreciated. Nothing like Mother Nature to both calm and excite the senses. Life changing indeed.

    • Dear Cynthia,
      Thank you everso for your comments on Linkedin and Bizcatalyst360. Much appreciated and never taken for granted.

  1. So beautiful, Simon! What really jumped out at me was, “meaningless when young.” Oh my goodness is that true, isn’t it friend. It’s amazing to me how many years we pass by the wonders of the world without really seeing them. It seems that, only when you recognize how precious our time is on earth, do you allow yourself the take in the wonders the earth has to offer.

    • Dear Kimberly,

      Thank you dear friend for your warm encouraging remarks where there is a natural synergy with the two of us. Yes, when thinking back to childhood days, one begins too realize what parents’ tried to do.
      I know my dad spent a fortune sending me to preppy boarding schools; something not always appreciated when ten years’ old! But highly beneficial.

      Kimberly my friend, than you so much.