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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

B - Breaths and Heartbeats

My focus for the Tenth Anniversary of A-Z April Challenge is all about heart.

Reflections of a life well lived is an extract from a series of poems which venture to encapsulate my emotions in situations in which I have found myself throughout my life.

The song, Scarborough Fair, by Simon and Garfield, became one of my firm favourites from the moment I first heard it. 

Some years ago, I was privileged to spend a few months in England and, of course, visited Scarborough. I was both delighted and wistful all at the same time. The memories of first love mingled with the nostalgia of walking among ancient buildings in the light drizzle, remains with me still. 


I walked in Scarborough today
And thought of you
Green sentient pathways
Me onwards and further into
Cherished thoughts
Of you

I strolled in Scarborough today
Along gracious avenues
Of rough stone-rich cottages
By pink and yellow roses
Adorned with uniform
Brass thorns

I dreamed in Scarborough today
And wanted to be with you
Walking hand in hand
Through breaths and heartbeats
Spending time and more
With you

I sighed in Scarborough today
Drinking in delicate mist
Ranged around pouting windows
Elusive tendrils
Yet in their own gossamer beauty

I walked in Scarborough today
And dreamed of Love with you
Sun-kissed evenings
Echoed passion conquered yet
Master still of essential touch
Our Love

Scarborough UK [Source: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/BrandPartnerGlobal]


  1. Never been to that town (although been to the UK) but I think you captured it and lost love well.

  2. Very moving poem. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. I think Simon and Garfunkel would have loved to put this to music, too, to accompany Scarborough Fair/Canticle. Thank you for visiting my A to Z blog. It was nice to meet another Simon and Garfunkel fan.