a poem written to celebrate our friendship with these two, truly extraordinary people.
I called by yesterday
To deliver a batch of tomatoes
Our last crop of the year
Vermilion, golden globed jewels.
Eirian took time out from the crossword
And we talked
A little of life and it’s encumbrances
Something too of death and it’s devices,
And the precious quality of being together, today.
Your lives are so enriching
The palette you offer is fulsome , enlightening, enlivening
To eat at your table is to leave full and satisfied
Good humours, great stories, glimpses of the past
Feet firmly in the present
That’s your gift to us.
You’ve embroidered your talents into the very fabric of life.
Sculpted pathways for us to travel
Bedecked gardens with parasols and wooden waves
Touched so many people
In so very many ways.
Illustrated, truly, the ‘joy of painting’
Stitched affection into so many hearts
Made glorious artworks
To gladden the days.