LUMINOUS MORNING

Posted by Admin on Thursday, 25th May 2006, 00:00

Magic morn, a country lane,
Autumn-bright now summer’s sped;
“Keep this moment,” said my heart.
“None can hold it,” said my head.

Built when Farmer George was king,
swag-ridged roof and batten fence;
ancient cottage, spruce with paint –
beauty, age’s recompense.

Dahlias given pride of place,
orange, mauve, and yellow, wed
in a flaunting fine array,
lord it in that modest bed.

Peace beyond its normal calm
blest that sunlit rural part;
“Am I happy?” asked my head.
“Dare not answer,” said my heart.

 

From The Hounds of Cridmore and Other Isle of Wight Poems, a book of Mr Hudson’s poetry with many illustrations by Heather Cobb.

 

T. C. Hudson

© T. C. Hudson.
This work may not be reproduced without prior permission of the author.

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