Thursday, September 18, 2014

First Love--By Elaine George--Canada

First Love

Returning home again after many years away
I find our secret path along the Fundy Bay
That happy place where long ago we played
Where all our dreams and promises were made

Once again I lie down where daises grow
In fields above the banks where salt winds blow
Golden memories rush through my hungry soul
Returning pieces of my heart lost long ago

I close my eyes recalling all the things we did
Just the way they were when we were kids
And I know without a doubt that you are here
As your love for me falls from my eyes in tears

We lie like angels looking up at clouds of cream
As we watch them take the shape of all our dreams
We laugh so hard at all the things we do and say
To us life is just a stage a place to laugh and play

We find the trail that takes us down to meet the ocean
Where we swim in waves of jubilant emotions
Then we walk along the shore together hand-in-hand
And we write our love forever in the sand

Born in New Brunswick, Elain
e George spent the early years of her life living in Lorneville (a small fishing village along the Bay of Funday) still inhabited by many of her family members.  Much of her writing is inspired by the memories of that place and those wonderful people.  She has published two volumes of poetry and is currently writing a novel entitled Out of the Darkness.  Many of her poems and short stories have appeared in magazines in both Canada and the United States. Currently she lives with her husband in Wainfleet, Ontario.


  1. Elaine what a lovely well written poem. Memories do inspire wonderful poetry. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us here on Whispers.
    Love, Charlene

  2. Love this reminiscent piece, one that takes the turn of a never ending story.

  3. Elaine, Seldome do poems pull me in as yours does. The imagery and feelings transported me there with you. The beauty of it yet written in sand. Thank you

  4. Going down memory lane in style...This is a compelling read to read ,and read and read again. Awesome!

  5. Excellent write Lainie; going back in time is unavoidable as memories are stored in the mind to be made use of when the occasion arises. It is true we cannot live in the past, but revisiting the past has its advantages. Have a nice weekend. // paul

  6. Very nice, Elaine. Warm and welcoming to the heart. Nice job. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (