John Houghton

writer - speaker - artist

Poetry

This short poem appears in my book Hallows Deep and I used it in my painting Appearance.

 

My roots reach down beyond the depths of time;

My heights surpass the pinnacles of space;

Infinity I hold within my span.

Eternal Rock, unshakeable: I am!

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To the lady I love

 

Met you in the morning

Of a dew fresh day,

That sparkled in your loving eyes;

Yearned for me to stay.

 

Walked the gentle river banks,

Roamed the sunlit hill;

Love we swore by a silver stream,

Said with a  kiss, I will.

 

Flames burned fierce with passion,

‘Neath the greenwood tree;

Laughed and loved, took pleasure;

No one but you and me.

 

Breeze blown hair on summer sands;

Laughing, bright cascades;

Your joyful smile fills me with hope;

Sunlight that never fades.

 

Winding paths seem endless;

Life unknown before;

A shining star our love will guide,

Now and for ever more.

 

I will love you always,

Every sweet new day;

Desire, I’ll keep you close to me,

Whatever comes our way.

 

Bone of my bone,

Flesh of my flesh,

Woman and man,

Never part again.

 

Inspired by a musical theme written for one of my playlets by my friend, Henry Morse, we later wrote and produced a song version. You can listen to Bone of my Bone by visiting the Oratory page 

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