Poetically Speaking: To My Love by Betty J Bevan

Today is National Poetry Day, which seems as good a day as any to revive ‘Poetically Speaking’.  A feature which has been absent from these pages for a while.  I have been a little self indulgent in choosing a poem written by my late Great Aunt Betty.  It was published in 1992 in an anthology called Words of Love.  I remember when she sent me this book how impressed I was to have a published writer in the family.  Sadly she is no longer with us but I like to think she might have passed a little of her love of words on to me.To My Love

To My Love

I stood with you one happy sunlit day

Upon a tiny bridge, over rippling stream

And told you of my love

‘Neath sky serene

A silver winged seagull soared above,

And tree made silhouettes against the blue

Where clouds were drifting by.

And then I knew

As long as nature’s wings caress the earth

And springtime’s young green leaves bathed in dew,

As long as there is life

I’ll cherish you.

image via Changing-pages


  1. Rachel Wooden
    October 14, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Angie – this poem is beautiful. I keep re-reading it and every time I am struck by the simple beauty in the words… Thank you for sharing it. Rx

    • October 14, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Thank You Rachel, it is isn’t it. She had a few published but this is my favourite.

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