I used to dream of living in cities I visited. Innsbruck and Prague were favourites, but too far away from the Sea, near where I was born. I would be yearning for the coves and woodlands I knew as a child and especially the Sea.
This is a deep feeling we all share and you have expressed it with great style.
Thank you for all your uniquely thoughtful and kind comments on my poems today. I am a contrary person. If someone says Read in the imperative anything I automatically don't want to do this. I am worse in this way since I retired. But your name is Adeline the same as my maternal great grandmother and amazingly your last name is the maiden name of my paternal grandmother so I have to pay attention. Still, I am contrary, so instead of reading the poems you suggested I meandered over to your poetry well kept and well ordered neighborhood with the vivid flowers and the well ordered (deep green?) elegant fences and read this poem. And wanted to cry because it shows a depth of feeling toward God I cannot help but honor and speaks even of honor itself a word you almost never hear anymore, ANYWHERE. I love this poem. And I intend to read all your poems only, contrary wise, forgive me, when you are least expecting it so it will I hope be a felicitous surprise. I am glad you are a teacher of poetry. You actually know what it is. I have a feeling all your poems are beautiful, beauty in the sense of image and meaning perfectly ordered. Have a wonderful day and thank you again. Mary (yes I know, mary mary quite contrary) Angela Douglas
If there be no God, man would have been king. I think I got the message in your comment now. It is only God who could determine future and the standard of my works. I agreed with you. Great work