Poetry

Elisabeth Wentworth: Three Poems

The Vigil For John   It is years now since you learned to breathe and wait While the surgeons took my body in their hands And hours passed and time would not stay straight And no-one came, and prayers became demands.   You waited long days more until the news was known There’s more to do we haven’t caught it yet. On that day the seeds of fear were sown And so was born the strength that fear begets.   This day, I want to find the words to speak Of your great virtue, that quality of mind That saw…

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