"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Sunday, 3 July 2011


3 JULY 2007
i came to say goodbye to you
you were off on another trip
this one a reunion of sorts
 back to your roots
to the wildlife and the dunes you loved so much
standing at your gate
waving me goodbye
your arms were full of stuff still to be packed
you were always busy but always
had time for a cup of tea
(or glass of bubbles)
and a chat
i came to say goodbye to you
to wish you a wonderful time
to give you a hug
to thank you for the pot of soup you
delivered to my house the night before
i came to say goodbye to you
knowing that you would be back in two weeks
with photographs and stories to share
i came to say goodbye to you
you never came back
and i miss you

1 comment:

  1. oh Jen! You made me all teary. This is beautiful. Miss her so much. We must get together soooon. Lots of love. C xx