Monday’s Poem

18.05.2020

A Few Words on Behalf of Local Residents!

By Richard Morgan

Be us ever so humble
We hope you won’t mind
If we put a few words in for our kind

We have waited beneath
While rain and wind above clattered
For us fast asleep its really not mattered

Now the warming Spring sun
Has stirred us out of our beds
We’ve burst through! And, a bit early, are showing our heads

Not celebrities or toffs
Few of us foreign of birth
Just most ancient peasants of this English earth

We are the boy and girl next door
We don’t often turn heads
Like those colourful blooms in your garden beds

But do stop for a moment
On your countryside walk
Just for a bit, leave your mobile phone talk

If you look up quite close
You’ll see our beauty and grace
And we hope for a moment we put a smile on your face.

This gorgeous little poem was kindly contributed by my friend Richard Morgan after I spotted it on social media. As Spring draws to a close and we approach summer I thought it would be lovely to include this little nod to all the little gems that line our hedgerows, pathways and wild places. The first wild flowers of Spring are the first signs of hope for warmer weather and signal nature’s rhythm and change. I hope you enjoyed this poem as much as I did.

See you on Wednesday for the next Connect to Nature Creative Writing Class. This week’s theme is the beautiful goldfinch. Hope to see you there.

With best wishes,

Emma

  1. I saw a grass emerald moth yesterday. So beautiful. Grass Emeralds Opalescent blue wings Flicker Between Sea green stems Great…

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge (www.yorksj.ac.uk/converge) and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York (www.stnicks.org.uk) for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

One thought on “Monday’s Poem

  1. Gorgeous poem. Celandines and red campions are 2 of my faves. I remember learning all the names to pass on to my (at the time toddler) in the love of language.

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