St Davids Day – my angels were singing

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My angels were singing : a poem for St David’s Day (I have shared this with friends before but hope it bears revisiting)

 

Concocted over a few spring like days, out walking the dogs, watching the birds, and thinking of those who have died : Derek, who loved Pembrokeshire and rode on Carningli most days, and also of my grandparents (and others), who do – I believe – watch over me.

I stood near the house

where Grace once lived,

My angels were singing.

I watched as birds

and daffodils dived.

My angels were singing.

It’s spring and the sun

bursts fat and alive.

And my angels were singing.

Old crow, silhouetted against Carningli rock,

purple shadowed on blackened burnt bracken,

gorse and heather reeling :

the after shock.

But my angels were singing, still.

As seagulls wheeled across the bay,

catching sea breezes,

tumbling at will.

The Irish Sea lies beneath

becalmed and silvered blue,

and my angels were singing.

Wales’ favourite saint remembered

the new season breaks forth, springing,

flowers dancing, church bells – ringing.

His angels – singing.

Seasons, people, live and die,

here and now is for the living.

But remember those you love or loved –

do try.

And let your angels be singing.

Let your angels be singing.

 

 

 

My latest collection, Marcism Today, has recently been published and is now available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk Marcism Today front cover

 

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5 Comments on “St Davids Day – my angels were singing”

  1. stew1e says:

    Very moving, Marc. Has an incantatory quality. Good one!

  2. Deborah Klee says:

    Your words made my heart sing, thank you. Deborah

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