Touch us Gently

TOUCH us gently, Time!
 Let us glide adown thy stream 
 Gently,—as we sometimes glide 
Through a quiet dream. 
Humble voyagers are We, 
Husband, wife, and children three—
 (One is lost,—an angel, fled 
 To the azure overhead.)

Touch us gently, Time!
 We ’ve not proud nor soaring wings: 
 Our ambition, our content, 
 Lies in simple things. 
Humble voyagers are We, 
 O’er Life’s dim, unsounded sea, 
Seeking only some calm clime;— 
Touch us gently, gentle Time!
 ~ Barry Cornwall

About the image:  A winter wildflower 
About the poem:  Barry Cornwall is the pseudonym for Bryan Procter an English poet.
This is my first exposure to his poems and this one has captured my heart.  


TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful image. love the browns of winter.

Country Girl said...

Oh, how lovely!! Love these muted tones.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely image and a perfect poem to go with it.

Muffy's Marks said...


Brian King said...

Beautiful shot!

andrey salikov said...

Great capture!

forgetmenot said...

Kerri, Such a beautiful image, and the poem is inspiring. Lovely post. Happy New Year-I hope it is filled with peace, joy, and many blessings. Mickie :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I can see why you loved the poem.

John's Island said...

Hi Kerri, Beautiful poem AND photograph! John

ladyfi said...

A glorious shot!

Shaun Gibbs said...

Thats pretty. Very nicely done.

Happyone said...

That's a beautiful picture.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice, Kerri!

DeniseinVA said...

It is a wonderful poem and as a lover of poetry I thank you for introducing me to its author, a new one to me. I also loved your photograph, beautiful image.

Mimi said...

Love this poem, "touch us gently, Time" is exactly what we all want out of life, I think.
And Kerri, you have the perfect delicate wispy image to go with it. Sublime and beautiful! Thanks!

Mr. Black said...

That poem goes perfectly with your photo.

The line about the "azure overhead"

laura.forestdreams:) said...

the perfect match...your photo & poem.

i love those dried up earthy tones of winter!

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