…and You Think You Know People

When I started this blog a while back, I received a message from an old school friend – we’ve known each other for about 40 odd years I think. Anyway, she sent me a message saying that she liked the blog idea and that she wanted to share a poem with me that she had wrote for a speech she made at her own sons wedding…wait, what…”I never knew you wrote poetry”…where did that come from??

Well, lo and behold, this lovely little poem came through and I began to read it to a friend who was sat behind me on my computer and then I choked on the 3rd verse…haha…haven’t done that for eons. I had that bitter-sweet moment when you want to blub but at the same time you think you’re going to be laughed at…it was nice laughter though…

I think poetry is the same as photography, if it can affect you emotionally, then you’re onto a winner in my books. She also does many other types of poetry for a multitude of occasions…just saying 😉

She has allowed me to share it with you and kindly let you use it – just credit her if you do use it…many thanks, Nance x

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A Wedding Poem?

One of my favourite poems is the Life That I Have by Leo Marx. I first heard it on the film, Carve Her Name With Pride about the true story of Violet Szabo who was a secret agent during the Second World War, the poem is as follows:

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

To me, it is one of the most beautiful but poignant poems of all time…would it make a good wedding day poem in this day and age…well Chelsea Clinton thought so a few years back, she used it in her marriage to Mark Mezvinsky…

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Peace out – from: Nancy Lisa Barrett Photography  x