Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rosemary Smith--By Linda Hurdwell--England

Rosemary Smith

Rosemary Smith is a slip of a girl
With thick brown hair that just won’t curl.
And eyes a shade of darkest blue
That stare disarmingly out at you.

Rosemary Smith has restless feet
And won’t stay seated on her seat.
Her fragile body wants to dance
And moves around at every chance.

Rosemary Smith can’t help but twirl
Because she is a special girl.
She finds delight in unusual things
Straws and shadows and butterfly wings.

Rosemary Smith watches the world go by
As she whirls about beneath the sky
Laughing in her secretive way
While lost music begins to play.

Rosemary Smith can bring such joy
As she dances for each girl and boy
Grabbing a stick or holding a straw.
Dear sweet child holds us in awe.

Linda Hurdwell has been a widow for 5 years.  She has two adult sons. Living in the English countryside, she takes her dog, Bessie, for a daily walks and that's where many of her poems and stories are born.  She has always loved writing and has a few short stories published.  Although now a pensioner,  she enjoys working with adults with learning disabilities and running a mencap social club once a week.  Her hobbies are writing, tap dancing, and going to the theatre or cinema with my friends.


  1. Interesting poem, Linda. I find the visuals and focus on Rosemary to be very sweet and lovely...... people are so versatile and adaptive and I imagine this beautiful soul has learned to find ways to amuse herself, finding beauty in areas most of us take for granted or ignore. Beautiful poem! Sheri

  2. Lovely poem. Thanks Linda.

  3. Thank you, Robert Defresne, for the following--

    I thought your poem was simply beautiful, clean and uplifting. It made me want to know Rosemary. Very nicely done, Linda. thank you for sharing it with us. God bless.

    Bob D

  4. Linda,
    Rosemary sounds like she is a delight to know, whether you know her personally or not.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  5. Linda, I loved your poem. Rosemary sounds so much like my granddaughter who just cannot sit still and moves around continually. However she is such a delightful child and I wouldn't trade her for another. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Love, Charlene

  6. Hi Linda. Thank you for sharing the warm and tender, "Rosemary Smith." I enjoyed reading it and enjoyed getting to know Rosemary. She is the kind of person I'm sure many can love and appreciate. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (