David Wood Poems

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1.
Bluebells

Bluebells carpet the woodland floor
Packed so tightly that insects tip-toe
Softly and quietly between them.
Their beauty unlocks a woodland door
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2.
Sonnet 88: Trees

There is never a sight more beautiful
Or so amazing than that of a tree,
In summer with branches and leaves so full
With gently swaying boughs for all to see.
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3.
1914

Married villages emptied to the call.
Young single men from well-worn towns
Changed from suits and flat caps to khaki.
They changed their hob nailed working boots
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4.
Memories

The week after the funeral the house was cleared
Memories taken to the auctioneers to be sold off,
The polished sideboard and dining room table,
The picture frames now empty of smiling faces.
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5.
Of Golden Leaves

‘Tis time to mend this wounded heart
Since it slowed to a miniscule beat
To see with my eyes the face of the world
And say ‘hello’ to all I greet.
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6.
Mirror

I am your faithful friend, I cannot lie
My silver charm waits upon your desire
As I stand and wait patiently for you.
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7.
Cherry Tree

Cherry blossom fell like confetti
In the wind, but there was no bride
Or groom only a pair of robins
On the grass beneath the cherry tree.
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8.
The Girl With The Pearl Earring

What was she thinking, sitting there?
Her blue and gold head scarf hanging
Down her back, that pearl earring, those
Bright red lips drawn slightly apart.
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9.
The Wind

The wind has no compass
It knows not where it goes
But blows clouds of all colours
And autumn leaves along the ground.
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10.
Senryu: Time.

Time is a healer
Of every poor wounded heart,
It revives true love.
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