Whenever I find a beautiful poem I love to share it with you guys, as I know that picking a reading can be quite tricky and I was delighted to come across this beautiful poem by Emma Salmon, called The Future.
Emma won a nationwide poetry competition run by Marriott Hotels in March 2011:
In my future I see you and me,
And a house and garden filled with trees.
I see dinner parties surrounded by friends,
And a vegetable patch we love to tend.
I see cosy nights in front of the fire,
And a four-poster bed for when we tire.
I see our kitchen which will be the heart of the home,
And a Victorian bath brimming with foam.
I see muddy wellies by the front door,
And the kids eating cookies and asking for more.
I see nights in the garden camping under the stars,
And shelves full of mismatching local jam jars.
I see family picnics outside with the dog,
And a little blue shed containing the logs.
I see us sat by the window watching the snow,
And reading the papers and learning to grow.
I see pictures of family in quirky frames,
And letters on the kids’ doors spelling out their names.
I see laughter, pain, kisses and tears,
And helping each other to confront our fears.
I see you as my friend and also my lover,
Your confidant and your children’s mother.
I see a wonderful future for you and I,
And it’s cloaked in love until we die.
I am sure that this is the sort of poem that either speaks to you or it doesn’t, but if there are any other poems that you feel should be gracing these pages drop me a comment below and I would love to share it!
Love, Aphrodite x