Rewarded by dolphins – Happy St Patrick’s Day and a sincere thank you to those friends out there who have started (or continued ) to follow my blog – this is for you!

THE PAINTING BELOW IS BY THE MULTI TALENTED HELEN CAREY – see http://www.helencareybooks for her equally brilliant writing (including Slick Deals, a romantic, suspenseful novel about the possibility of oil exploration in the Irish Sea)

 

 

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And what does a birthday bring?

A child being sick, before we even leave the harbour

(making my breakfast somewhat uneasy!)

a memory of Ireland,

old faces, and ancient places,

ice cream and cold Guinness,

and a beach, thick with shells

drummed by racing horses –

beyond the beach where Jackie stayed

after they stole her Jack away.

And what does a birthday bring?

Cold hands in a strengthening wind,

and seabirds coasting the breakneck waves.

And I’ve a new, blue hat.

And 5, yes 5, dolphins, breaking out of the blue.

Leaping,skimming and arching,

spelling out something new to come.

And I am rewarded by dolphins.

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4 Comments on “Rewarded by dolphins – Happy St Patrick’s Day and a sincere thank you to those friends out there who have started (or continued ) to follow my blog – this is for you!”

  1. Krissie Davies says:

    Lovely!

    Sent with Good (www.good.com)

    Krissie Davies T:01895 205273

  2. Wonderful! You are a *

  3. J.R.Mordey says:

    .loved your poem,you have a gift with words which draws one in.Also what a beautiful picture of the Dolphins,Helen is truly talented.

  4. stew1e says:

    What does a birthday bring? Another inimitable Marcist poem – and the painting is wonderful!


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