Saturday, 17 April 2021



There is a country cottage,
surrounded by tall pine trees,

that has a small front room
where I came into this world

with a strangled cry -
my first lungful of air. It was

painful, they said, that birth
so reluctantly endured

by as unmaternal a mother
as they come. But

my small white face,
so wrinkly and dimpled,

forged an instant bond
with a doting father

who'd been longing so for a daughter.
What I remember most

is the blinding light
from the window, so white

and prophetic of a lifetime
to come desperately seeking

the light in everything,
the Spirit within:

Mum, Dad and the midwife initially,
but without means to explain it -

well, not in words anyway. Outside
summer lasted for millennia, with clusters

of laburnum blooms. I vividly recall
the heady fragrance and it's sun yellow

mesmerising hue - and the fact
that it was too high to touch

led to ferocious tantrums and
my refusal to be photographed beneath it.


I fell in love yesterday,
and was astounded by the transformation.

I appeared radiant, a light
in my eyes gazed back 

from my image
in the bedroom mirror

and a secret smile
danced about my lips.


He and I touched hearts, and
through the metaphor - a connected

feeling deep inside - 
I fell pregnant with the sun:

all this light I give to you!
In the silence beyond words

I held his presence -

unknown to him, unknowable
in fact, because

there were just too many light years
stretching the infinity between us.


  1. Enjoyed. Paints a wonderful imaginative visual story.

    1. So happy you enjoyed, Anthony...and many thanks!😊😊

  2. This is so beautiful and so meaningful!!! Big Hugs!!

    1. Oh thank you, much!😊😊
      Sending Big Hugs back xxx

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    1. Oh WOW, you are so kind, dearest heartfelt appreciation 😊😊

      Much love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  4. Dear Ygraine what lovely and beautiful are always yours poems , I love this!!
    hugs and love!

    1. Dear Gloria oh I really, really appreciate that...thank you so much! So very happy you enjoyed 😊😊

      Sending much love and hugs back ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  5. Dear Ygraine,
    This poem is both autobiographical and exogenous, as it places events and emotions in an intangible chronological sequence. But, also, this shocking poem is a hymn to the ideal absence of a momentary alternation of emotions.
    In any case, it reminds us all that certain actions are cuts in time that touch the soul.

    1. Oh thank you so much, have discovered a depth to my simple poem that even I, as it's author, was only vaguely unaware of.
      I feel so honoured.😊😊
      I guess the Soul does too often become entangled in too many human emotions...that serve only to distort it's true purpose!
      Thank you again, so much, dear Giannis x

  6. Country Cottage - I love that view!

    1. Thank you so much, dear Natalia!😊😊

      Hugs xxx

  7. Beautiful words, I enjoyed reading your poem.

    I hope you have been able to enjoy some time in the sunshine this weekend, it has been lovely.
    Enjoy the week ahead.
    My very good wishes.

    All the best Jan

    1. Oh thank you so much, Jan...I am really happy you enjoyed!😊😊
      Yes, it has been wonderful, hasn't it! We actually had coffee sitting in the garden!! Really lifted the spirits!
      Wishing you a fabulous week ahead too!

      Hugs xxx

  8. spell casting poetry dear Ygraine !

    each painted a world before my eyes and i could experience the peek into them vividly .
    thank you so much for introducing the lovely day when you got down on earth like a pretty and cute fairy in the arms of father who longed for you desperately :) this was mesmerizing indeed,i feel enchanted with your poignant expression absolutely believe me my amazingly talented friend!
    wishing you more grace of lord !

    1. Dearest sincerest thanks! I am really happy you enjoyed.😊😊
      Hope you are having a magical day...and that the clouds are still keeping you cool!

      Lots of love and hugs ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Aww, thank you so much...really happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      A Hug xxx

  10. Gorgeous piece. It's got so much passion and emotion in it. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

    1. WOW, many thanks happy you enjoyed!😊😊

      Greetings from Hampshire.

  11. Ygraine, your poem is beautifully written!

    According to what my mother said to me in my later years, I wasn't suppose to be born.

    I apologize for some of my deleted comments!

    I truly hope your doing well my friend!

    1. Oh thank you, Lon, my friend...I really appreciate that.😊😊
      Sadly, me too. My Mother told me all through my life that I wasn't wanted, and that kind of thing leaves it's mark, doesn't it.🙁
      Please don't apologize for the deleted comments. I understand your reasons, dear friend.😊
      Please take good care of yourself. You are very special.😊😊

  12. I don't remember being born. But I also got pregnant from the sun ...
    Excellent poetry, which gives pleasure to read and reread.
    Have a nice weekend, my dear friend Ygraine.

    1. Oh I am so happy you enjoyed, friend most heartfelt thanks!😊😊
      Wishing you a fabulous weekend too...

      Kisses xxx

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, Sandy!😊😊


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