A post Valentine Thought

Having included this poem in my sermon yesterday and I thought I would share it:

A Marriage by R.S. Thomas

We met
under a shower
of bird-notes.
Fifty years passed,
love’s moment
in a world in
servitude to time.
She was young;
I kissed with my eyes
closed and opened
then on her wrinkles.
`Come,’ said death,
choosing her as his
partner for
the last dance,
and she,
who in life
had done everything
with a bird’s grace,
opened her bill now
for the shedding
of one sigh no
heavier than a feather.

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About Sarah Mullally

If you wanted a blog run by an experienced blogger look elsewhere - I am a beginner. I am a mum, Bishop, Dame and poor potter - welcome.
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1 Response to A post Valentine Thought

  1. julia halpin says:

    Beautiful..elicits another sigh..l would love see how it fitted into the sermon….

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