Daphne Grant

Rookie (Southampton, UK)

Above The Town - Poem by Daphne Grant

Oft did I wander as a child
On the hills above the town,
Away from calling voices, loud,
To be alone, rejoicing in the world I found,
Above the mellee, and the crowd.
There saw I bluebells, forest bound,
And I could dream my childhood there.
Saw I bird and mouse and flower,
Passing many a happy hour.

Above in stillness where I sat,
Watching curling smoke from stacks,
knew I nothing of the real world then,
but, growing, knew it had to end.
My peace, and hours of solitary roam
Among the hills above my home
Or wandering but a shady brook,
And even now I love to stray
Where willing fancy paints my way,
I hold a paint brush in my mind,
And of the pictures that I see,
I always bring them home with me.


Comments about Above The Town by Daphne Grant

  • Paul Buttigieg (11/27/2007 5:38:00 AM)

    Nice, there's a warmth there, a feeling of safety for me. (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (10/6/2007 3:48:00 PM)

    Absolutely loved this one Daphne, the flow was excellent and the subject just as much so. I used to live in Southampton by the way in Millbrook. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Thank you.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
    Bless you for reading my poem too. Thanks.

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  • (12/16/2005 7:38:00 PM)

    a reverie
    of utmost beauty
    the grace of nature
    sending sweet images
    into your soul
    as this poem
    gives to all

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2005

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