Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Woods
















You played outdoors today - properly now no longer a babe.
More of a girl every day.

And our garden is small - pebble, pots and thick stone walls.
But sheltered and - in cool spring sun - warm enough.

And we went a walk - woods and daffs and past a wall,
ornate garden kept no more, trees and path and fields beyond.
And bluebells - not yet grown.

And you walked - small hand in mine, found your feet on muddy ground,
carried home once worn out.

And I told our boy - you'll play here in years to come,
tracks and fields and easy to be lost.
But a minute from the door.

Whilst you drew breath and looked across, green and blue and sea beyond.
Rolling hills and - in the very distance - island mountain tops.

And how on earth could I forget - when cold and dim and dark and wet,
That we struck gold the day we found this place.

Straight from books and fairy tales, wood and field and wild fresh air.
Children's footprints left without a care... x
















Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

29 comments:

  1. Lovely Helen, Doesn't she look a picture!! Your post was like a touch of spring on my pc! xx

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  2. She looks so sweet walking among the Spring flowers, what a lovely poem - a keepsake she will treasure. Thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

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  3. That made me all warm and fuzzy inside. I love going for walks with Little A and picking flowers together - she just loves flowers. Can't wait until the blue bells come out - I love blue bells. X.

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    1. Oh me too, all spring flowers remind me of my Gran x

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  4. Lovely post and some beautiful shots too :-)

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  5. Helen you really do need to be published, honestly your poems are superb and I love your photos accompanying this one x

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    1. Nichola thank you again, your comments are always so kind. I would LOVE that one day your words come true xx

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  6. Just beautiful. I cannot wait to see the Bluebells.

    I love the part about places to become lost, but close to the door. Every child's dream, to escape and explore but in safety xx

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    1. That's my favourite part. Freedom on the doorstep x

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  7. I want to live there now! Suburbs are rather dreary by comparison. Although we do have a sea of daffodils by the side of the road, which is lovely to run through.

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    1. Daffs are such a sight for sore eyes come the spring! x

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  8. Lovely post. I love outdoor places that my children can be free xx #magicmoments

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  9. Lovely, feel good post, great memories.

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  10. Lovely post with great photos. I always enjoy reading your posts xxx #magicmoments

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  11. Whenever I see a post from you, I know it's going to be so beautifully written. You have such a way with words. I can almost dream of being there with you.

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment! x

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  12. I love this post! thanks for linking up with #magicmoments :-)

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  13. Lovely poem - priceless expression on her face! x

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  14. those were truly beautiful words,you painted a pretty picture with them :-) and it sounds just idyllic where you live,can I move there!

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  15. It's so great getting out and about with the children, we are fresh air junkies here, once the weather warms. It's so wonderful when they explore and have fun in the woods, so magical, especially the way you describe it.

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  16. What a wonderful place to live - perfect for growing up and getting lost and being home in time for tea. Beautiful!

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  17. This is just beautiful, the photos and the poem :)

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  18. Lovely post and great photos! You are fab with words xx

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  19. such a lovely post, I always love being outside int he woods just a stone throw from the house they are like the best playground for children x

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  20. Beautiful writing as always :) My wee girl is just starting to toddle, not quite on her own yet, but I am so looking forward to her being able to explore as the weather gets better!

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