With apologies to William Wordsworth

A poem contributed by Patricia Hewitt


I wandered lonely from the crowd
‘Midst nature’s glorious Springtime frills –
Primmies, bluebells, cowslips too
All around my feet were strew when,
At once me thought, all clamouring loud
A host of birds – some chiffchaff tweets, some blackcap trills.

Gorgeous blossoms bursting forth against
Bright skies so clear, so blue.
Graceful gowns cascade tall tree, then next
A ballet tutu – frothing free! BEWARE –
Cold winds from East and North may
Whisk away your beauteous hue.

I feast my eyes and fill mine ears, and think
On Family, Friends and HOPE …………
With spirits raised and heart full swelling
Count my Blessings: head for dwelling.
Assured; tho’ moments dark, or bowed with fears
Such sights as these will help us cope.


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We love to include some of your own reflections in future posts and in our monthly print edition ‘Elevate your mood’ or quarterly printed tabloid ‘Take the time’. Why not write a few lines, try a poem or send us picture on the general theme of summer? Email to ArtCare or send to ArtCare, Block 29, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury SP2 8BJ