A Sunny Sunday morning greeting to you all.
I told you before that I have been writing since I was a girl and as a present to my patient mother I made a big collection, had it bound and gave it as a Christmas present.
I called the book ‘The Peripheral’, which was the name of a magazine I used to produce when young for my friends and family.
Whilst visiting my mother yesterday we skimmed through the book and I saw this poem. I wrote this when I was 12-years old. Poetry is not my forte and I was surprised to find this but wanted to share it with you as it is equally relevant today.
A thing to be cherished
A thing between all
From the ‘superior’ humans
To the ‘humble’ hedgehogs.
A thing needy to all
Always there, ready to delight
The eager youngsters
The ageing parents.
Never ask for its presence
Love, real love
It never falters
Or flickers away.
Its strong pulse is ever near
Never closing its doors
Where happiness flows in.
“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”
Update: Current word count on first draft of novel: 40,531 words
10 thoughts on “Love Poem”
Your beautiful and uplifting posting was a delight to
read this morning.
I am deeply touched by your understanding of love
at such an early age.
The book must be a treasure.
Mirja, I’m so happy there was something special here today to brighten your morning. It’s strange at the time I wrote this it was without deeper analysis, obviously just what I felt but now as a grown-up I realise it’s deeper impact.
Another gem of a blog. Writing looks as if it’s been with you all of your life. Any more like this in your book?
Yes, Mike, writing has always been part of my life since little – I still have a folder of my early school scribblings! As for any more from the book – keep reading the posts – who knows..?
Another great post Annika! Who knew that you were talented from such a young age!
Thank you so much Sammy for your kind comments and glad you liked it. I’ve always written so it’s interesting to come back to older pieces of work like this with the eyes of an adult – a good sign if it still speaks to you years later!
That was so great! For sure it is equally relevant today! Tusen tack
Glad it touched your heart Marion. Tack!
Many thanks! Glad to wow you:-))