Lisa Buckingham Dip. UKAHPP Accredited Registered Member Therapeutic Counselling for the Portsmouth Area

Reflections & Inspiration. Bluebell Woods

Reflections & Inspiration

Poem by Patience Strong

If you stand very still in the heart of a wood
You will hear many wonderful things;
The snap of a twig and the wind in the trees,
And the whir of invisible wings

If you stand very still and hold to your faith
You will get all the help that you ask;
You will draw from the silence the things that you need,
Hope and courage and strength for your task.

This poem evokes a sense of peacefulness for me. Sometimes just standing still and really listening to yourself can help you to discover how you are feeling. Counselling can be about allowing yourself that time and space and sharing your innermost feelings, thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears.

Poem by Jacqui Pack

True Love
The truth of love is held within the eyes,
Not of the young, in passion's first embrace;
Electric sparks that jolt the heart; the chase
That ends in tumbled sheets and carnal sighs;
Not summer days, spent chasing butterflies
And gazing at a lover's perfect face
At rest, against a grassy pillowcase;
Nor in the angst of bittersweet goodbyes.

The truth of love is captured in the tender
Tears she sheds on days he can't recall a
Face, or why she's come, or if they've met before.
And when he falls asleep, she will pretend their
Life's not lost—but vows to honour, love, obey,
Which bind her tight, can't hold him anymore.

Poetry By Jacqui Pack - Click Here to visit Jacqui's Website

Published on: 10/2/2013

This poignant and beautifully written poem penned by writer Jacqui Pack really expresses the essence of love, how it is experienced over the years and how relationships change. It also touched me in the way that it reminded me how people who are caring for a loved one suffering with the terrible disease, Alzheimers can be affected. I'm sure this could be said of other couples going through illness in life. A poem of love and loss.

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