Thursday 22 November 2018


For Billie...

I sit, in faded jeans and leather jacket, on a groyne.
I listen to the continual crashing of waves -
and beyond them another sound. Electrifying. I stand
and train my eyes along the shoreline...and wait
among the pebble banks and dried seaweed
for the appearance of stallion and rider.
But no one comes.

I think of last century and of you
riding madly, recklessly, before the groynes or I were here.
I scramble up the beach
as the tide turns, and head for Stocks Lane
and Perley's Marsh your old home,
and your riding stables.
Both are now replaced by modern buildings
jarringly out of place - and I feel
suddenly so alone...


  1. really touched me, here happens the same, I miss abeach without
    buildings only with little houses.Send you hugs and love!

    1. Thank you, dearest much!
      Yes, so sad when things change too much.

      Sending lots of love back XXX😊😊

  2. I comment here first and then I went to your other post ! I comment but again send you loads of love Dear Ygraine! xo

    1. Aww...thank you, dear Gloria!
      You are so kind!!😊😊

      Much love and hugs xxx

  3. Wonderful. Caught me a bit off guard. There was a special bay in my past too.. It has changed too much too..

    1. Yes, strange how things change over the years...and we are left with only memories of how they used to be!
      Oh to have the opportunity to time travel back for just one day...*smiles*
      Thank you, much!😊😊

  4. Poignant. Painful.
    And familiar.
    Yet another emotive and evocative poem.

    1. And thank YOU, much!
      Really happy you enjoyed...😊😊

  5. Ah, time passes and progress pushes its way, seemingly without thought. I received instant goosebumps when I came across the stallion and its rider. Sometimes I wish we could indeed go back... xx

    1. And it gets harder as we grow older...all those unfulfilled dreams! *smiles*
      My sincerest thanks, Dale!

      Big Hugs xxx

  6. Wonderful.
    Another excellent read Ygraine, my thanks.

    All the best Jan

    1. So glad you enjoyed, Jan...and thank you so much!

      A Hug!😊😊

  7. There are times I wish I could change some of the wrongs I have done, and go back when my wife and I first got married because then I could be a better husband for her today. I have never been unfaithful to her but still there are many things I've done that I'm not proud of. She says she forgives me, but sometimes I have a hard time forgiving myself when I reflect back.

    1. Now THIS does give me goosebumps, my Friend...these are my sentiments exactly!
      As I look back over my life, there so many regrets...unkindnesses that I am guilty of, and dearly wish I could undo...
      You must be psychic!

  8. Ah very powerful dear Ygraine!

    reminded me my visit to my native village which i kept in my heart as i always left him after marriage but after years when i visit there nothing is same ,not the places nor the people

    sometimes i think i should have not visit here so village existing in my memories would have survived to keep me as cherished as i were when i had it

    1. Yes, my dear Friend...sometimes our memories are so much more precious than the reality that is now, aren't they?!
      Oh thank you, dearest seems we have so much in common. I feel we must have met in a previous lifetime. Oh I hope so!!😊😊

      Much love and hugs xxx

    2. you never know dearest Ygraine!

      i believe if we want something truly from our lord he fulfills our desires anyhow

      may be in future we will see each other and that will be honor to meet with such talented poet and beautiful human being !

  9. Whenever I try to go back in time...I usually end up with much hearache, red eyes and a runny nose from crying for the familiar faces and places that once filled me with happiness.

    Your writings are so wonderful, my dearest Ygraine. They come from your heart and your soul.

    I love you my sweet friend and you are in my prayers every night along with my family and loved ones.

    Big Hugs and Much ❤❤❤

  10. Dearest Jan...oh how your kind words brought a tear to my eye. You are such a precious Friend to me and I can't even begin to put into words how grateful I am to know you.😊😊
    I am sending my most heartfelt thanks...with all my love and hugs!!
    Also sending compassionate hugs and prayers to your beautiful

  11. Don't have any regrets! And, don't wish to go back in time. Everything happens for us to learn and to heal and to grow. There are many things, I could say, I wish I never have done. But, if those things didn't happen, I wouldn't be where I am today. The thing I wish for everyone, are the things that I said, for us all to learn, heal and grow, but if we don't, then things will repeat and stay the same.
    I love your writings Ygraine! They truly come from your soul and they always touch my soul!
    You are in my prayers! Sending love and blessings to you always!
    Big Hugs!

  12. Oh Sweetie...your amazing wisdom truly touches my Soul! You are so right...all the life lessons we fail to learn will only present themselves again and again, until they are finally learned...I am totally convinced of that. I have seen it in my own life!!
    Oh thank you so, so, much!😊😊

    Lots of love and hugs xxx

  13. as usual… an excellent written poem.
    have a great day

    1. Many thanks, Tanza...I really appreciate that! :))

      Have a Fabulous Weekend!


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