Special Day, Squirrel and A Poem

14 May

Today is Mother’s Day in America and my sister, who lives in Hawaii, posted this photo of our beautiful Mum.

We’ve had another squirrel visit today.

14th May is International Dylan Thomas Day and here are just two verses of one of my favourite poems –

Fern Hill

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
     The night above the dingle starry,
          Time let me hail and climb
     Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
          Trail with daisies and barley
     Down the rivers of the windfall light.

And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
     In the sun that is young once only,
          Time let me play and be
     Golden in the mercy of his means,
And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
          And the sabbath rang slowly
     In the pebbles of the holy streams.



3 responses to “Special Day, Squirrel and A Poem

  1. Awakening Wonders

    May 16, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Your mum was a very attractive young lady!

  2. Vanessa Carpenter

    May 14, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Love Dylan Thomas. Rage against the night and Under Milkwod. Even named my red setter after him many years ago. Xxx


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