A Poem by Teresa Davies
Moments from the memory
Times of pure delight
From years of changing life.
Times of new achievements,
New skills of hand and eye.
And life and limb.
Reading, swimming, riding,
A fairy cycle through the village,
And getting though the driving test,
All such great elations.
Learning to observe the world,
Seeing the beauty all around,
The foam of crashing seas,
Sunset’s glorious glow,
Icebergs, and great glaciers
The waddling walk of penguins
And the growling gait of polar bears,
And overall the mysterious magnificence
Of the Aurora Borealis flickering in the night
In awesome power and beauty.
The revelations of such moments
Bringing such contentment and delight.
Above all these,
The awesomeness of love, and its return,
Of lover, child and grandchild.
All of these stored in memory’s box,
Unpacked from time to time,
Such riches so sublime,
And I am truly blest
In all my happiest times.
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