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
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.
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