Nature Funeral Poem -You Have Not Left Me

 From a nearby elderflower bush, a resident robin sings an 
eloquent dawn solo on a cold crisp winter’s day,
the subtle sweet almond fragrance of delicate pink and white 
apple blossom in the springtime month of May.

A quintessential cloudless pure cornflower blue sky over 
a tranquil glittering silver wave tipped cerulean sea,
the timeless presence and enduring commanding majesty 
of a woodland’s centuries old, wise sentinel oak tree.

An early snowdrop’s diaphanous bell shaped white flower 
peeps above a dusting of pristine crystalline snow,
a summer field of flowering wild poppies, reminiscent of a
Monet painting, embellish with a rich scarlet glow.

Perched in nearby trees, a family of adjacent and distant 
tawny owls call in the indigo velvet silence of night,
familiar landscape transformed by an overnight silent dusting
of pristine snow, creating luminous clarity of light.

Appearing overnight in hushed woodland, a crimson and white 
spotted toadstool with a skirt of delicate white frills,
mischievous sun and cumulus clouds create fluid light and shade
across sculpted purple heather covered hills.

The ephemeral evanescent arch of a prismatic artist’s palette
rainbow, briefly colours brooding clouds of slate grey,
frost tinted burnished amber and copper leaves are highlighted
by a late afternoon tapering shaft of sun’s rays.

The imposing spume of white horses riding the breaking crests
of volatile grey waves in a tumultuous winter storm,
a transient light southerly summer breeze creates flowing
liquid gold ripples of a rolling field of ripening corn.

The impenetrable endless canopy of a clear frosty night,
innumerable star constellations glittering bright,
following the golden orb’s descent into the shadowed horizon,
 colour-washed with candescent white gold twilight.

The mesmerising beauty of a graceful white speckled barn owl
gliding along a field verge, as though in silent flight,
diaphanous floating and swirling mist lightly rests above low 
lying water meadows, an ethereal autumnal sight.

Awakening from winter’s long slumber, chartreuse unfurling
 leaves are visited by an inquisitive striped bumble bee,
in the ever-changing beauty of the seasons, wildlife and flowers,
you are always there surrounding me.

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of nature.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and celebrants, and add a very personal accolade.


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