Monday, September 9, 2013

Home--By Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson--Canary Islands


Like seagulls gliding high in delight
The sun kissed sailors varying voices
Are heard to echo gently in harmony

 Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson is a coal miner’s daughter, the only girl among 6 lads.
 A young mother to a son, she became a widow before she turned 18.  Patricia, then, married her childhood sweetheart who fathered her lovely son and two wonderful daughters.  Her children encouraged her to pursue her own talents.  After 51 years of marriage, she became a widow again recently.  She fills her time with poetry, helping others whenever she can.


  1. This is so beautifully vivid to me Patricia. I also live on a coast with lots of boats and sailors. Excellent poem.


  2. "The sun kissed sailors varying voices"

    A delightful piece!

  3. What a lovely analogy, Pat. My brother was in the Navy, so I know there is a lot of truth in the way you describe them celebrating when "home" is in sight. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire