I am situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. I create my sculptures and poetry in the scenic town of Bullaburra which is at an altitude of 2,500 feet, between Penrith and the famous tourist town of Katoomba. In real life I manage a small wholesale nursery here in the Blue Mountains. I propagate everything from African violets,Maidenhair ferns and all other sorts of exotic plants. I hope you enjoy my passion, in this case for poetry and the sculpting and photography of all types of exciting Animals . I use the Scottish vernacular in 90% of my poems. The musical sounds and twists of the Scottish words used famously by 'Robert Burns' gives colour and with a little imagination and patience from the reader, makes for a experience in poetry which differs from the usual. They say the English language is hard to master. Here all you need as I have mentioned is patience of mind and no preconceived ideas as to what is normal.The Auld Yin.
Below is the poem entitled Eternity which was written by poet
Gardiner. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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What is as gentle as a Butterfly?
What is it that helps you reach the sky?
What is it that makes life a joy to live?
What is it that gives, gives, gives?
So see and love that gentle one,
to be with for all time to come.
A blessing to wish for at a time in life,
that time, when longing for a loving wife.
We worry that when we choose,
we make the right choice and do not lose.
A single man's freedom of course, is at stake,
could it be the largest single mistake?
I married a gentle Lass,
married to that give, give, giving Lass.
This lass lets me reach the sky,
forever and forever she will until I die.
A Lass that thinks of all around,
this Lass's loving will astound.
Her heart is cast of solid gold,
her beauty is a joy to behold.
She is my Golden Bonny Lass,
my wife, my lover, now and of all times past.
A face of gentle smiles, so soft and quiet,
her touch as light as a Butterfly's diet.
I remember well that quiet, 'I do'
my heart racing, my brain in a steaming stew.
'You may now kiss the bride'.
Wow! Helter skelter what a ride :)
Now twenty odd years have since gone past,
Gillian Lynette is still that gorgeous Bonny Lass.
She is that wonder in the sky,
that gentle, beautiful, generous Butterfly.
The Auld Yin.