You Have Not Left Me

 You have not left me, you are…

The crystal clarity of a nearby robin’s eloquent 
solo on a frosty winter’s day,
the subtle sweet almond fragrance of pink apple 
blossom in the month of May,
the tranquility of a cloudless cornflower blue sky 
over a silver tinted sea,
the timeless presence and commanding majesty 
of a wise oak sentinel tree.

Nestled under a copper beech hedge the simple 
elegance of a wild blue harebell,
a sunlit bank with native lemon primroses in an 
undisturbed woodland dell,
 the flowers of entwined golden honeysuckle richly 
scenting the evening air,
 on the stubble of a harvested corn field the playful 
 chasing of the springtime hare. 

A field of flowering poppies, reminiscent of a Monet
 painting with a rich scarlet glow,
 a woodland snowdrop’s delicate bell shaped flower 
peeping above a dusting of snow,
the arch of an artist’s palette rainbow briefly painting  
rain clouds of slate grey,
frost tinted amber and copper leaves highlighted by a 
tapering shaft of sun’s rays.

A light breeze creating liquid gold waves on a 
summer field of rippling corn,
 white horses riding the foaming crests of restless grey
sea in a tumultuous winter’s storm,
 awakening from winter slumber, unfurling leaves being 
visited by an inquisitive bee,
in the ever-changing seasons, landscape and wildlife,
you are always there surrounding me.

Beloved Father James Farthing 1929 – 2017

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, adding a very personal accolade.

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