As the crimson flame of life
Above the horizon,
The white, frosted meadows,
With trees and hedgerows
Of sculptured ice,
Of your presence.
Upon this journey,
As another day begins,
Through the peace
Of your silent voice,
The moment becomes eternal.
And the journey
i’ve had the recent pleasure of meeting Chris Roe of Norwich uk
through the blog
and he has graciously sent me his first book of poetry,
“In Search of Silence”
duly signed, i might add,
for my review.
it’s been pure delight to have a go at both Chris’ writing
watercolours of brother Paul who has
“In Search of Silence”.
both poetry and artwork
suitably stir my memories of and desires for
english countryside life and rural habits.
from “The Ancient Path” ~
. . . thatched cottages,
nestle closely together,
beneath a busy autumn sky,
and beyond the narrow, winding road,
small patchwork meadows,
surrounded by rambling hedgerows,
are you transported there with me?
or from ” Below the Winter Sky” ~
. . . As I close the door,
fresh snow covers my tracks
along the lane,
as winter secures its hold
upon the cottage in the valley. . .
covering topics of beauty, daily life,
love and death, rural scenes
tackling faith, hope, peace and the spiritual,
all framed with the warmth of familiarity.
Chris’ realities are not unlike our own.
from “To Dream of Spring” ~
. . . A glowing fire in the grate,
Another log brightens the flame,
A warm drink,
a comfortable chair,
time to rest,
to dream of spring.
Chris Roe’s collection of 45 poems is available
through Silent FLight Publications
a bit of online bio on Chris says:
I have always loved living and working within a rural community. Much of my working life has been spent in agriculture and more recently as a self-employed gardener. Through my poetry I endeavour to capture the spiritual peace and beauty of rural landscape, so precious and important to us all and which, since childhood, I have been so privileged to enjoy.
Some of my creations have been published in small press magazines in the UK. I also have a website on which some of my work, together with artwork by my brother Paul Roe, have been incorporated into a small number of commercial products… a further set of six greeting cards. Both the cards and poetry collection include my brother Paul’s art.