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The Borrowers (Poetry Monthly)

 

An expedition, all the way to the top –

me, and my two year old; a picnic

by a covey of chattering pines…

 

Planted an oak, to stake our claim,

the day we moved in; the hill – ours,

hers and mine, plus a hundred acres of sky.

 

Dwarfed – our cottage, way below,

in the peach-tree dappled shade,

of a long-since tended orchard.

 

Bees – strum-hum in the clover,

and a skylark sings the many faces

of god and she sees dragons in the clouds.

 

‘Look!’ I say.  ‘There’s a ‘Meadow Brown’ –

a ‘Painted Lady’, but now – far too busy,

playing with her toys.

 

Tea-time – the wind is chill, so pick up

her bat and ball – her teddy; a book

I brought to read.  Fat chance of that!

 

‘Couldn’t we stay?’ she whines, as I lift her

to my hip.  Grubby hands reach out –

reluctant to leave…

 

grabs a tuft of budding vetch; purple

and white.  Gleefully, she brings it home –

as tiny flowers, shyly open

 

but the butterflies, the sun, the smell

of fresh-shorn grass, too much for us

to carry, and indeed, not ours to take.

 

Only on loan…the hill – the whole

of this.  The best I can do, is to promise

we’ll come again…maybe tomorrow,

 

but then…only if we give back,

what we borrow.

 

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Silver Spun Sand on ABC Tales

 

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A beautiful poem by Silver Spun Sand, otherwise known as Tina, on ABC Tales.

http://www.abctales.com/story/silver-spun-sand/light-stairs#comment-652487

 

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Stephen Page

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