Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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 waked
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. Well, this is a very interesting poem, to say the least. The visuals and tempo is great and bouncy......... a fun read, I might add......... Sheri

    1. Thanks for coming by to read and offer constructive critique which wil help me in knowing where I am getting 'it' right. Glad you enjoyed reading. Kindest thoughts and wishes, Anna-Marie.

  2. I enjoyed reading your graceful poem Anna-Marie. True love has no ending, well said! ~Chris

    1. Glad you came by to leave your thoughts, good to hear you enjoyed your visit. Kindest thoughts and wishes, Anna-Marie.

  3. This was a pleasure to read, Anna-Marie! Delightful imagery and lovely rhyme; it flows and trips along to the joyful beat and rhythm. // paul

    1. Thank's Paul, it's helpful in knowing the thoughts of others and how a poem makes them feel. Kindest thoughts and wishes, Anna-Marie.

  4. This poem resonated with me. This year is my 54th wedding anniversary. My husband remains the most romantic man I could ever imagine. Thank you Anna-Marie for the reminder that we not take "forever" for granted.

  5. This poem flows so natural to me. It keeps me in the mood to read on. Nice poem.

    Andrew Ntchindi Jere

  6. Nice poem, Anna. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  7. Anna-Marie, I very much enjoyed this lovely poem that resonates love and tenderness. Always a joy to read you.