Hello everyone, welcome to this weeks Prose for Thought. I have to say that the poetry has been a bit thin on the ground over the last couple of weeks but I know that creativity can never be forced and the beauty of writing poetry is more of a relaxation rather than a chore.
This was never more true for me than yesterday. Although it was chucking it down in rain as I drove the roads of Somerset putting out the posters for my driving school, I couldn’t help but notice just how beautiful this country is and, it Radio 2 and Ken Bruce couldn’t have timed it better when he celebrated St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday when he played the song ‘England’ by Ralph McTell. If you haven’t heard it before then please take a listen:
I love this country and I wanted to try and create a tribute to the beauty that we have here by writing a poem. The words don’t seem to do it justice though!
As I walk these paths so well trod
I think of how lucky I am
The villager turns with a smile and a nod
I eat scones with strawberry jam
For England is a country so full to behold
Of history from ages past
Who knows what stories there are to be told
Among that all that green green grass
Tales of armour and battles and knights
Of Kings and Queens from old
The stories of Shakespeare and other playwrites
Sit on bookshelves of those young and old
Cottages, thatched, and bridges and streams
Cities with buildings so old
Cups of tea and clotted ice creams
We complain if its hot or its cold!
Proud to be English, that’s what I am
It’s heritage and all that it is
I do love it so, this green pleasant land
Not seen it? Then don’t go amiss!
Victoria Welton 23rd April 2014
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