National Poetry Day

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Judy | Filed under: Baby Naming, Celebrant, Funerals, Readings, Vow Renewal

I love National Poetry Day – I used it as an excuse to read through some of my favourite poems.  Here is one of them via an Audio Boo, called The Trees, by Philip Larkin.    I love trees too!  I think this poem  would be suitable for any occasion, as it has a sense of hope and renewal and new beginnings


Whatever time of year,  I watch the trees: for the tiniest hint of new growth each spring, and it seems no time then before they are covered in a green haze of renewal.  I love the way sunlight filters through leaves, and the cathedral branches of romantic oaks stretch out in a caress.   The fruits from chestnut, sycamore, oak and fruit trees are as a gift.  And when the leaves fall, providing a sweet smelling carpet – who can resist kicking up a pile of autumn leaves?   In winter, their stark nakedness provide a dramatic silhouette against leaden skies….     But enough of what I think!  Philip Larkin expresses his view in this beautiful poem – I hope my rendition doesn’t detract!