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. 


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


Shadows stretch from leaves to boughs

slowly plod the homeward cows,

light tempered an evening spray

a drop of rain

the end of


Keepsakes held within my heart

no longer does the breath impart,

what love had once bestowed

now grieved, the


Past tense – a love gone by

the sigh emitted

a lullabye.

Oér the hills to meet and


now all that’s left, to


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

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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