From tiny beginnings to oceans I discovered the world in words

My magic box

I will put in my magic box…

The wild flowers of my childhood
around the lanes in Shropshire
and in the Sahara desert where
you’d least expect to find them
to take them home to Mum.
.
I will put in my magic box…

The pine cones we collected
in Surrey woods and commons
daisy chains in Guildford parks
a field of golden buttercups
that reflect beneath my chin.
.
I will put in my magic box…

sea shells picked up in Somerset
and faraway in Tripoli
where mimosa bushes hid our den
and the donkey came with Ramadan
to take me to the sea.

My magic box is made of…

Summer dresses stitched by Mother
with skirts as free as summer wind
circles of love, circles of everything
scented with jam jar rose petal perfume
securely tied with white satin ribbon.

(C) EPM

Comments on: "My magic box" (6)

  1. misfit27 said:

    Reminds me of my favorite childhood story The Littlest Angel and what he chose to give the the Christ Child…. and “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.” Thank you.

  2. free as summer wind
    circles of love, circles of everything….💖

    have a creative day Elaine ~ sending you joy hedy

  3. Lovely visions.

  4. Oh the Magic Box challenge – you did it! This is wonderful Elaine. Don’t you find that once you get going it’s what to leave out that is difficult?

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