For Wen…


Whiter than the swan on a lake

Whiter than the gull of the stream

Whiter than snow on the high-peak.


Like a wave of the sea from ebb to flood

Slender as the tall-birch, blowing…

Of a shape sweet as full-bodied clover, bobbing…

Of a colour fair as summer’s bright-morn, glowing…

Your presence, the dawning glory of the land.


Lovely the sun’s smile, rising…

Lovely the moon’s sheen, climbing…

 Lovely the stars gleam, shining…

 More lovely, the blush of your cheek.


 Love, Don x


About Stuart France

Writer and Director of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School.
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32 Responses to For Wen…

  1. restlessjo says:

    Beautiful! 🙂 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    This is so tender and beautiful

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful, more than words can say.💜

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  4. Beautiful. I know you miss her more than all of us, it’s hard to imagine. Thinking of you and Ani everyday. ❤️

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  5. Darlene says:

    Perfect. ❤

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  6. noelleg44 says:

    Your love comes through with every word. I know how heart-broken you all are, but keeping her alive for us heals us, too. Love to you, Alex, Nick, and of course Ani.

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  7. It’s been said but, truly, this is beautiful. 💗

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  8. KL Caley says:

    This is lovely. Beautiful. KL 💗

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  9. TamrahJo says:

    Hugs and ❤ to you and Ani. Each time I think of her, I whisper a prayer for you all and her family. Therefore, you all are in my thoughts and prayers so often, as spring softly unfolds here and I say, "Hey, Sue! Look! the first Robin here!" 🙂

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    • Sue had something of an affinity with robins… 😉

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      • TamrahJo says:

        I saw it and kept my promise to her, that I made, when it appeared I would never make it to visit her and she would never be here to explore our landscape, history, etc. I’ve gazing upon Orion’s Belt often the past few days, and I instantly thought of her when I saw the robin – I promised to say, once it was easier to just think it with intent, to do so – to have the ‘conversations’ we never got to have in person – I’m really hoping I ain’t flooding her universal email inbox/txt messaging just yet, but I just laugh at that thought – She will manage it just as well there as she did here – 🙂

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  10. C.E.Robinson says:

    Beautiful imagery, Stuart! Nice you are present for Sue, her family & Ani. 📚🎶 Christine

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  11. Oh, that’s amazing Stuart… Hugs.

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  12. This is truly lovely Stuart. Thoughts as always are with you, Sue’s family and precious Ani every day ❤

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  13. Eliza Waters says:

    Sweet poem, Stuart, love is unending. Sending healing thoughts your way. 🙏 Glad to hear Ani is adjusting. Animals are better at this than we are.

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  14. socialbridge says:

    Such a loving poem from the depths of sadness, Stuart.
    I hope you are managing somehow and that poor Ani is comforting you as much as you are her. x

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  15. Such a sweet poem, Stuart. I’m glad you and Ani are keeping each other company.

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  16. V.M.Sang says:

    That was so beautiful , Stuart. Give Ani a hug from me, and one for yourself, too.

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  17. Helen Jones says:

    This is so beautiful, Stu xx

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  18. Beautiful and heartbreaking, Stuart. I guess I’m not done with the tears.

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