Thursday, 28 April 2011

Thursday Thoughts - -

As I took part in the communal - My Day in Photos in my Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers class yesterday - Wednesdays Words had to go on the back burner - so this week - just for a change - we will have Thursday Thoughts instead.

If you have visited here before you will know already of my fondness for poetry -and just occasionally I scribble a few rhymes of my own. I'm not especially good and I rarely - in fact never, share them - but after the post yesterday showcasing my island home I thought of this which I did for National Poetry Day this year - the pupils had to guess which staff member had written it and we displayed it in the Library along with other information to be discovered in a small competition - with a prize of course. It's not Shakespeare - but the children particularly like the rhythm of rhymes - and it does express my own thoughts of what makes up Home - so I hope you also quite like it also.

Home is where the heart is,
Isn’t that what they say?
It doesn’t have to be a house,
If you think another way.

New baked bread’s aroma,
The taste of apple pie,
The sound of a gurgling baby,
In daddy’s arms so high.

For home can be an empty beach,
Standing looking out to sea,
Watching for that lonely boat.
Bringing you back here to me.

Or a crowded shopping centre
On a Saturday afternoon,
Spending time with special friends,
Stirring tea with a silver spoon.

It's flickering flames of firelight
On a winters day,
Or family hugs and laughter,
When silly games you play.

And barbecues and picnics,
On a sunny weekend walk.
It’s Christmas, birthdays, happy dreams
And candle light - and talk.

Home is never just a place,
Whatever you may say.
Home is where the heart is
Near - - or far away!
J.M Hall

'til later
Bannaghtyn J x


  1. well worth waiting a day for, love it!!

  2. lovely poem :D

    thanks for visiting my blog! xo

  3. thanks for sharing your poem, expect to see more now!!

  4. Thank you for the comment on my blog. Such a lovely poem.

  5. Thanks for your wishes for mum...and what a great poem!
    Alison xx

  6. Lovely! No wonder they liked it ...

  7. A lovely poem well written thank you for sharing it.

  8. What a great poem, you are very talented!

  9. Lydia - daughter number 130 April 2012 at 23:29

    Hello Mum
    I just had a look on your blog and thought i would post a comment. I just read the blogs about your wedding day and the hair dresser not showing up.I never knew that and about coming home after R's birth.
    Enjoyed Belfast very much..
    Lots of love


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