Capturing a Moment in Time

Mooi River

Our view

Have you ever had a poem written for you?  It is both thrilling and touching and it leaves you feeling 10 feet taller! I was recently blessed by my Uncle-in-Law who composed this captivating poem for me while I was visiting family in the beautiful Natal Midlands in a little town called Mooi River, meaning Beautiful River.

It was a balmy evening when Michael returned to where my cousin and I were sipping tea and took me to his special place overlooking rolling green hills and dales.  I had goosebumops as he read it to me with his lyrical voice. 

CAPTURING A MOMENT IN TIME

by M.P  Jenkins

Fast falls the sun on yonder hills

dimly shaded now

the daffodils,

Soft breeze caressing trees

and brushes my knees

plants a kiss, ‘tis but a

tease.

Shadows stretch from leaves to boughs

slowly plod the homeward cows,

light tempered an evening spray

a drop of rain

the end of

day.

Keepsakes held within my heart

no longer does the breath impart,

what love had once bestowed

now grieved, the

overload.

Past tense – a love gone by

the sigh emitted

a lullabye.

Oér the hills to meet and

kiss,

now all that’s left, to

reminisce….

M.P.J. Sat. 12/02/2011

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About Camilla

I once was a caterpillar but when I grew up I found I had the most beautiful wings.
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3 Responses to Capturing a Moment in Time

  1. ludditelass says:

    How wonderful! What a special memory he gave you!

  2. Camilla says:

    It was. That day is etched into my memories with fondness and love

  3. Sharon says:

    This is utterly beautiful. Lots of hugs for you and Tash. xx

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