Poetry by others

Here you will find a collection of poems that either inspire or resonate with me.

Sit back and enjoy!

Ulysses – by – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved heaven and earth; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

These closing lines really resonate with me and how I feel about my own life.  I may not be strong in body anymore, however I am still strong in will.  I will not just lie down and let my disability overtake me.  There are still things to do, places to see and I will continue to push on with my life and grab every opportunity that I can.

The full poem can be read by clicking on the title.

I carry your heart with me – by – E E Cummings

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)

For my husband who stands by my side through thick and thin, I do carry his heart in my heart.

Sea Fever – by – John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,

Two of my favourite lines from poetry, no guessing why!

Mother o’ Mine – by – Rudyard Kipling

…If I were hanged on the highest hill,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine
I know whose love would follow me still,
Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!…

Sonnets are full of love – by – Christina Rossetti

…To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come…

To all mother’s on mother’s day!

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