These memories


These memories

Held in powerful form

As though they still live

In the bright sunshine

Where they first were


Love for these days

Spent in this place

Of childhood dreams

With carpet of soft green

And canopy of verdant branch.


The water

Ice against the day’s heat

Licking lily feet

While underneath

Rocks smooth and age worn.


The dark banks

Hiding small creatures’ lives

Spotted fleetingly

And we in this other life

Pointing with excited words.


The woods downstream

Deep and cool; numinous

In an Enid Blyton mind

Explored voraciously

With soft cheek wonder.


Then, with nature flowing through our veins

We would travel home

The smell of the sun on our skin

And the feeling that

The world was good.

Learning, writing and connecting with May prompt-a-day from Writealm; today’s prompt is ‘memory’

7 Replies to “These memories”

  1. This is so beautiful. You words drew my senses in. I love the last part. So wonderful, the restorative power of nature. ❤

    1. So glad Amanda…I hate it when the words get stuck! No cure for that at the chemist…just time I guess!!! : )

  2. My, my… you are on a roll now *chuckles* – you’re just getting better and better. I love your moody photo with the light rippling over the flowing water. More beautiful words too, taking me back to days of endless sunny childhood summers. ❤ ❤

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