These are my musings and observations on my daily life, loves and the laughter that are all a part of my experience of living now in the shires of England.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

A Possible Prayer on New Year's Day - Poetry by Frances Bellerby

To the Light now invisible
Word now inaudible
Truth now unknowable

Pray for the appearance of shadows
Before this New Year’s Night.
For shadow trees on the cold null meadows,
Proof of the sun’s light.
And pray for each shadow to be delicate and precise
            as its tree.
Now and in memory.

Frances Bellerby (1899 -1975)
Taken from The Twelve Poems of Christmas, Volume Three, Selected and Introduced by Carol Ann Duffy

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