I feel you near


The pattern of your speech is in my ear
Although I do not hear you speak out loud
Shall I say ear or is it heart that bears
The form that made your speech have its right sound?

Wherever in myself I find your trace
I long to keep it even when I grieve.
As though, because I do not see your face,
I never wish by sound to be deceived.

And at the end you did not speak at all
Like the baby while inside its nest.
Yet with your eyes you made a final call
As contented as a baby joined to breast.

 Too soon you went, but left your patterns here
. With  prosody, I feel you  very near

How punctuation can alter meaning



I’d like to know what you think about what I have written below.

“I have never dwelt in realms of gold;
But there are many stories never told.
Suffering our own sentences we find
A home that welcomes, our more liberal minds”

If you examine the last sentence, you will see that the comma makes a big difference

Without a comma, we already have more liberal minds but need a home for them.
With the comma,  in finding a welcoming home we will then be able to discover our more liberal minds.I
If we don’t feel safe then  our minds will  become narrower, more defensive.This seems to be what has happened in British politics since the Referendum
On the other hand, just in my little street we are helping each other and it is so good  to feel neighbours will help me get food or Prescriptions.Trouble can draw us together
We have a page for our street and some photos like  our last Street Party.Try to set one up in your street.