To be read at my planting (Or roasting) should I pop off before my dear wife. (I’m not planning on going anywhere soon)
Where the darkest green of deep late summer meets autumn’s first bronzed hue
Upon some gentle hillside dear that’s where I’ll wait for you,
Overlooking fields of harvest gold that sweep down to the sea
That is where you’ll find me love, that is where I’ll be
Grieve not for me my darling because I went before,
Weep not for me my dearest love we’ll meet again once more
Our earthly life together may have run its course
But remember all the joys we shared no sorrow, no remorse
For upon that hillside darling you will one day join me
In joy then will our spirits merge for all eternity
For all eternity my love. in everlasting bliss
Great love forever will be ours, a soft eternal kiss
So meet me where the hillside sweeps gently to the sea
Or on some shady river bank where once we roamed so free
Be joyful for me darling, live not your life in pain
But laugh for me and smile for me until we meet again.
That’s really lovely, Tony. How wonderful it is that sometimes, love actually survives and doesn’t always end in a bitter divorce. The younger generations in particular could learn a thing or two from this.
I agree Archie in my parents’ day divorce was a scandalous thing with divorced people (Especially women) being ostracised by ‘polite’ society.
Contrast today’s attitude there’s a joke about a young girl telling her friend how excited she was because her boyfriend had asked her to be his first wife! 😉
So sweet and romantic, enjoyed reading this little gem.
Thank you Val I’m flattered. 😀
Beautiful sentiments, Tony, underlying a perfect relationship.
Well written with neat rhyming.
Thank you Ionicus We do indeed have a great relationship. Until, that is. she necks two bottles of wine and snores all bloody night keeping me awake.;-)
She doesn’t do it very often though (Thank gord) but last night I could have strangled her. Needless to say I didn’t.
She’s a great girl to be sure.
Read your piece out loud, pronto. A really beautiful write,even inspirational. You have a flawless rhythm and rhyme going, too, which makes this all the more striking.
This will be such a wonderful solace for the love of your life if that roasting/ planting should ever come about. (I can see you have quite the spirit, and a great sense of humor!) 🙂
I do think perhaps:
meet(s) in your first line?
Good, good stuff. bel 🙂
Thank you for the kind comment and generous appraisal. I’ve just noticed that “meets/s” myself. I will amend it. Thanks.
A subject that often gurgles down the Hallmark drain burt well-executed and it even reminds me of Dylan Thomas’s famous villanelle ‘do Not go Gentle’. Mitch
Thanks Mitch I try to follow Dylan’s advice and ‘rage against the dying of the light.’ So far I’m doing OK but none of us get out of this life alive so I’d rather have a say in my end than leave it all to others! 🙂