if this is heaven

by Peter Humphreys

if this is heaven
do let me stay
for we know not
the moment nor the day
when the call will come
and better than a winter's night
when frost and bleak black skies unite
to bring the reaper home
no rather on an Irish day
of Spring and winds and blossom blown
the blackthorn hedge in bloom
horse chestnut trees with candles flow
up on the upper meadow wide
where dandelion and daisy shine
enough to make old Willie's heart to soar
the kids do hurl not from the ditch
with energy and passion
my heart is filled by sights and sounds
and Wordsworth's eye upon me
lights a distant solitude
if this is heaven
let me stay
for we know not
the moment nor the day
just now


Posted on 05/01/2009
Copyright © 2024 Peter Humphreys

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 05/01/09 at 12:22 PM

Really like those last five lines. Nice work, man.

Posted by Maude Curtis on 05/01/09 at 03:18 PM

nice write. makes you think of what heaven will be i imagine it being a repeat of the best day of my life.

Posted by Nanette Bellman on 05/01/09 at 10:31 PM

I think you've posed a question that we all have and you did it very well sir. Very beautifully written.

Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 05/03/09 at 12:02 PM

I've said it already but I'll say it again:Beautiful! *The Irish in me especially appreciates the beautiful thoughts expressed in this excellent poem!

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