Thursday, 2 May 2013

The Number One



One match lit bright,
one candle yellow light,
one life, one day, one boat sail away.

2nd May forever changed.

So we will shine a light -
window sill and lantern high,
torch and lamp and starry night,
stone and field and cliff and beach and sky.

Tallest, strongest lighthouse standing bright.

Beacons of light -
strung from here to far and wide,
east and west and north and south,
further than you ever sought to find...

We will always remember.

Yours is a light which will never go out... x



For Jennie, David, Esther & William - on this and every 2nd May. 

Today I'm linking this post to a collection of messages on Susanne's blog
I am also linking to Prose For Thought.

An online auction in memory of Matilda Mae and in support of The Lullaby Trust 
begins on 11th May and runs for 9 days. You can find out more about this here.


26 comments:

  1. I agree. So, beautiful.

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  2. A beautiful poem. Happy birthday Matilda Mae.

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  3. Beautiful poem as always lovely. X

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  4. So, so beautiful - a very special day for a very special little soul X.

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  5. This is beautiful. As Heather says, simply stunning. Thank you so much for linking up and for being a really lovely friend. Cannot wait to meet you xxxx

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  6. Oh Helen. How lucky we are to have your voice. This is beautiful. xxx

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  7. Beautiful. I love the light in the poem. x

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  8. Absolutely beautifully written. You have such a stunning way with words Helen and its an honour to have you link up to Prose For Thought xxx

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  9. This is so so beautiful x I now cannot stop the tears from falling x I miss my baby girl so much x

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    1. I'm so sorry Jennie. I wish with all my heart that it wasn't so xxx

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  10. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful angel x

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  11. Simply beautiful x As always your words send shivers down my spine, you capture the feeling, the moment, the emotion perfectly. Happy Birthday Matilda Mae xx

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  12. Wonderful poem, this will mean so much to Jennie.

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  13. This is so beautiful, there will be many candles lit for her tonight x

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  14. Baked Potato Mummy2 May 2013 20:51

    You have such a wonderful skill with words and this is heartbreakingly beautiful. Definitely a light that will never go out xx

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  15. Beautiful poem for a beautiful angel

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  16. Beautiful poem - 2nd May will forever be etched on all our hearts xx

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  17. You've created stunning imagery with your words- beautiful!

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  18. Another lovely and beautiful poem x

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