Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Long Live Love--By Anna-Marie Docherty--Wales

Long Live Love

A toss of the head
A flick of her hair
The wave of her hand
As her beauty did flare

Her bountiful step
The spring in her stride
Her laugh as we walked
Hand in hand through the tide

Her mouth with its smile
As we wrote in the sand
Her cries of frustration
As sea coated the land

Those little I love yous
Meant so much back then
That on annual vacations
We repeat them again

For least we forget
In the daily ado
Our marital vows
Mean forever I do

Anna-Marie Docherty lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK and is often inspired by nature and the world around her. Having been writing poetry now for 4 - 5 years, her works have developed in structure and form as well as using free verse in her writing as she walks this endless art form and creativity in her thirst to further learn. Letting the pen and the muse dictate topic and form both humour, religion, nature or the serious subject might be touched upon therefore keeping the writing fresh and easy to read by those who follow. Writing both as given name above and pen name anaisnais through the net, examples of poems can be found both in Snippets, an anthology of short verse by various international poets, compiled by Karen O'Leary and Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson; also Pink Panther magazine, an anthology written by several poets and artists on feminist issues in our environment and various poems on the internet for taster.


  1. Dear Anna-Marie -

    This is like a diamond of perfect meter (or whatever you call that) and rhyme with a message and thought so endearing - it made me cry for the touch of my late husband.

    So moving in a lovely light-hearted way.


    1. Hello Kathy, so nice of you to come by and read my verse. Delighted the words touched your heart and mind - makes it all the more worth writing to know it can be read and understood just the way in which it was written. Thankyou so much, and hope to be seeing you around in near future! Kindest thoughts and wishes, Anna-Marie.

  2. Dear Anna-Marie,

    Thank you for all the kind comments you left for other writers today. It is encouraging people like you that make Whispers possible. Keep your light shining my friend.


  3. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    ...I enjoyed reading your poem. I also agree that marital vows should be taken seriously! Love is God's precious gift! Let us honor it...Thanks for sharing your inspiring poem.

    1. Thank you Christine for dropping by to share a few thoughts with us! Good to see you, sorry for my late response to this -afraid health so often dictates...

  4. Dear Anna-Marie, the woman you describe sounds lovely and the relationship she has with her husband is so strong. With half of all marriages failing, it's so nice to read of one that is flourishing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece. Love, Carolyn Devonshire

    1. Thank you Carolyn, this one is entirely fictional in content but just flowed from the pen... So nice when you get the odd one that comes easily! Great to see you - sorry for the lateness of my response, health's been dictating of late... Back up for now though! Smiles x