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Friday, April 10, 2015

Nan


So happy to have been chosen as the poet of the day yesterday by napowrimo.net


Day 10:  10th April, 10th poem

Yesterday I was thinking about old age, as you do. And what came to mind vividly was my relationship with my grandmother. An inspiration to me all my life. She died twenty four years ago but I am the person I am because of her. She had a huge influence on my life.




Nan

My pillar, strong, constant
There in my uncertainty
In the chaos of my wanderings
Unshakable in my instability.
With you the colour of being
Was not elusive or fleeting
With the blustery winds
Of breathing.
With you  unrest of spirit
Was calmed with the powerful
warmth of intimate confidence
With  you I learnt to savour
Those moments of
moving forward
Towards changeless
Substance.









5 comments :

Liz Walton said...

Fantastic! I love it.

sian said...

This one is lovely!! ♡

Marian Green said...

Thanks Liz and Sian. So pleased you love it... Gives me encouragement to go on.

Jackie Parkes said...

Beautiful..

Marian Green said...

Thanks Jackie...