Every Precious Day

by Ben Pickard   Aug 8, 2017

Windswept premonitions from the north,
Carried gently on a falling flake of snow,
Alighted on my face and so I thought
My path would cross the jocund river's flow.

The sunflower's bow their sunny heads to me,
And Mr Robin follows from branch to branch;
The leaves all rustle in a perfect symphony -
Each rainbow seen now leaves me in a trance.

And underneath the bough of every oak,
I feel a feeling others seldom feel:
I understand the fire and the smoke,
And so, at last, my happiness is sealed.


I could, that day, have cast my vision south -
There would have been a gift from either way.
I spread this light by words and way of mouth:
There's something good in every precious day.


*For Andrea - a truly special woman.

Ben Pickard 2017


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  • 2 months ago

    by Lucifer

    Yes you are absolutely right there is good in every day it is what makes it precious- just like every line of this poem. But still my favorite stanza is the 2nd one. This stanza particularly speaks of nature and its beauty.
    And I love those poems which has an optimistic end.
    Your command over the language clearly shows you are from the great Britain.

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Many thanks, L. Not too much of what I write has an optimistic feel, so this was a fun one to write.

  • 2 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    I adore you Ben, thank you!

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Maple - you are more than welcome.

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    This is absolutely beautiful, Ben. Such a sweet inspirational write that easily put a smile in my heart.

    I think all your new posts have all been added to my faves.

  • 2 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    As always this is fantastic Ben.

    Cracking job and amazing little pictures in my head.


  • 2 months ago

    by Em

    This is beautiful Ben and inspirational.. we should always look for the positives, I know it's hard BUT we must.

    Em x

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