Reply Sat 5 Jun, 2010 04:51 pm
[CENTER]Kindred Spirits

Of lollipop-stick longboats
And rollings in grass
Of hunting down conkers
And first day in class
Of pictures in condensate
Captured on glass
And, of wiping the sand from my bum

Reminders of yesteryear
Decades ago
Brought back to my thoughts
By a place I still go
My infantile playground
Where time seems to slow
And such chapters of childhood
so come

My firstling adventures, within you, unfurled
First summers, first winters, first springs
You made me perceive a miraculous world
Full of intimate, infinite, things

No longer the dusk bell determines your close
And so hastens my exit's commence
From the heart of your spirit
Where everything grows
Unto absolute, relative, sense

Show me of somewhere
So perfectly still
Interacting with Nature's applause
And I'll show you Cwmdonkin
The park on the hill
In exactly the way
That it was

I grew up 100 yards or so from Dylan Thomas's childhood home, played in the same park, same stream, climbed the same trees, drank from the same fountain (hunchback) (still there too) etc. Never heard of the guy till my teens, I'd written a thousand verses by then.
I often wonder if the park - I go to still - is magical...

I like this one - It's sentimental to the hilt.

Have a great everything, everyone.

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Reply Sun 6 Jun, 2010 07:48 am
@mark noble,
A very nostalgic poem, bravo. I love Wales. The scenery is just so charming. Smile
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