Special Feature and A Poem ~ For Lens Artists ~ Ann Christine Pattimoed Amy & Tina Schell ~

My Pine Scented Home Town,    Abbottabad

The Journey to Abbottabad KPK  Province begins on the  historical Grand Trunk Road aka GT Road, built by the Emperor Sher Shah Suri  (1486 – 22 May 1545), he was the founder of the Suri Empire in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.

As one is on road the signs guide the traveler on…Image result for sher shah suri

 

 

 

 

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Crossing the Nicholson Memorial  here it is still the main Peshawar Road until a small but famous town and road junction called Hasanabdal also famous for The Educational Cadet College.  For Abbottabad we leave this road and taking a right turn we are on way-

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I took the road I always traveled by, the road that took me home.

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Here is the Provincial border Gateway marking the end of Punjab Province  and the beginning of Khyber Pakhtun Khwa Northern Province

Welcome to Hazara’ 

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The road has lush green and fields of harvest on both sides.Further on there are fruit gardens…oranges  guava and loquats or Japanese plum.The fruit farmers set up roadside shops when the crop is ripe.

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Roadside Pottery Point. One can select and buy.

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A Tribute  to   My Pine Scented Home Town Abbottabad

The last five miles are winding winding ways,
As the bus turns the corners, I remember the winter days,
Home, home on the range  reflecting autumnal grace,
Before you know, its  behold ! the town itself, reveals,

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At its own, the evergreen stature, the spiritual presence of Nature
Majestic melodious mountains, blow the Highlanders March,

As early as cool February
As fresh as is the month of May when Spring awakes
and apple blossoms call,  soft snowflakes greet you,
Sinking and vanishing, as they fall;  Serenity intense,
beauteous nature  crisp and pure white and sure;

Oh! Let me feast my eyes on the beauty of my town,
breathe in the sweet smell of pine,

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Oh! Let me live the truthful moments
While they are there
And let the freshness creep into my soul;

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    Home is not far now, home sweet home
You will always be in my heart,
and I will never be  alone

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4 thoughts on “Special Feature and A Poem ~ For Lens Artists ~ Ann Christine Pattimoed Amy & Tina Schell ~

  1. A beautiful tribute to your home town, Abbottabad, Anjum. Through your voyage we can follow you both in time and space. The beauty of your love shines through every line. So honoured you sent this, thinking about us!

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  2. I am deeply grateful firstly to Respected G Jamie Dedes who initially introduced me to your highly creative talented group and then I found All of you so welcoming encouraging and profoundly appreciative full of love and intensely involved with the beauty of nature that I consider myself most fortunate and lucky to have found you all. It is a great honor that I am able to share my world with you as you share yours.Thank you so much Long Live Lens Artists! Stay Blessed. This poem was also part of the responses to G Jamie’ Ji’s prompt on My City two weeks ago.

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  3. Loved your verse AWD, and so appreciate your sharing your lovely home town. The world would be a much better place if we all learned to appreciate the things we share as well as our differences. A love of home and family is something we can all related to.

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    1. Dear Tina Ji Thank you for your lovely thoughts and words.What a beautiful expression about the world being a better place’ we all are striving for this very aim to share appreciate our common interests as well as our differences and I believe that in sharing our love for Lens-Art we are on way to achieving a bond between us from Kiawah to Islamabad Pakistan…Love and prayers

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