June 22, 2017 – Esther Nilsson
This lovely book was gifted to me by a dear friend and it remains a mystery to me. I am so intrigued by her story that I took a photograph of the introduction to include in this post. I have read this book several times and have a different set of emotions each time. A beautiful read. I particularly enjoyed her sonnet which I will share.
Day 21: JOURNEY OF A POET by Esther Nilsson
SONNET IN GOLD
Warm loaves of golden bread enrich my board,
And marigold lights up a checkered cloth,
Gold honeycomb that droning bees have stored,
And golden cider brimmed with amber froth.
The kitchen curtain unadorned, now yields
Frail beauty lent by golden tints of sun,
And gazing out upon the mellow fields,
I count the golden wheat stacks, freshly done.
A yellow-breasted warbler gaily flits
Where goldenrod extends a lacy span…
A brilliant day it is, alive with bits
Of Gold the soil relinquishes to man.
In autumn, when the golden leaves are rife,
The child beneath my heart shall come to life!