Friday, June 24, 2016

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, Elaine 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,
    A beautiful and well-rhymed poem.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

    1. Hi, Davey. How nice to find you here. Hope you and Nancy get a chance to visit before we head south in October. Elaine

  2. I am touched and a little emotional from reading this absolutely darling, sentimental poem of yours, Elaine. The way you make every line, every verse stand out and evoke emotion is beautiful and creative. That forth stanza really touched me. Thank you so much for sharing "First Love." Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments, Maurice. Elaine

  3. Oh Elaine, I just love this! Gazing at the clouds, one of the most enchanting things to do, young or old, and then your ending was perfect. Who has not written their names in the wet sand! You have captured the lure of the sea side superbly in this beautifully written poem! Blessings, Connie

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments, Lotus. Elaine

  4. Delightful memories of first love, still so very vivid in your mind, Elaine! Thank you for sharing! ~ Regards // paul

    1. Thank you, Paul. So nice to see you here on Karen's beautiful website. Elaine

  5. This brought back happy memories of my visits to the Maritimes. Thanks!