Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A - Z APRIL 2013 - U

(Wife of Nelson)

Ursula placed her hat on her head at a slightly rakish angle
Today she felt little bit frisky and not so formal
She might be a farmer’s wife and pillar of the community
Some secrets were well hidden in a bottle of brandy
She shrugged off those feelings and got in her little car
Driving through single lane tracks it wasn’t far
Starting her shift in the village shop catering for all and sundry
She knew all the gossip from the old ladies to the croupy babies
She loved the farm but also liked spending time away
From the daily grind and hassle of milking twice daily
Enjoying outside conversation, peeking in to other people’s lives
She knows how lucky she is and she will survive
Her husband might be a man of few words but his touch,
Gentle as it is, has come to mean so very much.


  1. This reminds me of myself before I retired. How beautifully put in prose.
    A - Z Challenge

  2. Hi Sally, It's my turn to call by and leave my comment. Loved you poem. Very nicely written. Cheers Jenni

  3. Ahh! A woman in sweet!

  4. Caught up once more, with all these lovely folk. You've out done yourself!

    Thank you, for all the kind comments on my blog this A to Z challenge!

  5. Love the poem and Ursula. You really brought her to life in vivid detail.


  6. Great to meet you via A to Z.
    Cool poem :)

  7. Such a sweet poem. If we open our eyes, we see people have many ways of communicating their feelings without words.