Treasure Island


(01/01/1966 / BIRMINGHAM)

A Garland of Flowers

A garland of flowers I carried for you,
To place on the grave where you always shall lie,
There under the shade of that old twisted yew,
So peaceful and calm and I try not to cry.

I look at the headstone that's so hard to read,
The letters have faded and been worn away,
Yet I do remember they're etched in my heart,
And I could recite every word it does say.

I stay and I talk of the time that has passed,
Of things that have happened and things I have done,
I feel you are with me the touch of your hand,
Caresses my soul like the warmth of the sun.

I blow you a kiss now and bid you farewell,
Yet I will return on the same day next year,
Again I will carry a garland of flowers,
I'll never forget you my love and my dear.

Submitted: Sunday, November 11, 2007
Edited: Sunday, April 24, 2011

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  • Yelena M. (4/10/2009 2:08:00 AM)

    The poem sings with inspiration and feeling of eternity.A beautiful one, thanks for sharing, Andrew.
    Best wishes.
    A. (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (12/26/2008 10:09:00 AM)

    people we love and lose forever live in our heart. we are able to connect- very touching.10

    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • , aryaindia (7/17/2008 3:56:00 AM)

    The poignance of these beautiful verses touched me truly and deeply and I was almost carried away to the scene where the headstone lies. Very touching tribute to the one you love. Thanks. Arya (Report) Reply

  • Ashley Reeves (3/13/2008 12:37:00 PM)

    amazing at the start i thought it was pretty basic but its so emotional that you dont forget it you cant forget, its embedded almost in your brain, brilliant! oh and i read your biography, iff you do read this i just wanted to know is poetry all you will do for the rest of your life or... im just intreged as i am 12 and im deeply into music to! thanks, (Report) Reply

  • Riquetta Elliott (2/27/2008 9:21:00 AM)

    This is so depress that you lost someone you love, but just know she always going to be inside your heart and soul. Very profound and meaningful Mr. Blakemore. (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (2/22/2008 4:01:00 PM)

    A stunning write, be-fitting of writers tales of old, , AWESOME in its entirity

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (2/22/2008 3:09:00 PM)

    A real delight to read Andrew, so moving and deeply sad, yet loving too. I loved it. Just my style. Duncan said to read your poems and I am so glad I have found them
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Collins (1/9/2008 3:42:00 PM)

    How Beautifull, and Emotional, it did bring tears to my eyes and my heart a little sad, you have such a beautifull way of expressing your inner feelings, very very well done........

    Bonnie Collins (Report) Reply

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