«O, Thou England!» by Dawn Pisturino

Away, away in a distant land

       More green and mild

       Than a summer’s day;

       More grey and wild

       Than an ocean bay,

O thou, England! – Verdant isle of my dreams!

       Fallen anew

       On the ripened arbour,

       Sea-mist and dew

       Shroud the ocean-harbour:

My heart yearns to wade through thy soaking sand

And ramble along thy running streams!

So far, so far – and yet, so near

       Thy splendid beauty lies,

       A sparkling jewel among the blue

       Of ocean, sea, and skies!

       And would I could, I’d wish it true,

O thou, England! – How kettles then would madly boil!                                                                                                                               

      Blazing fires would crackle and snap,

       Scones would bubble and rise;

       Glad would I roam thy wooded map

       In harmony with the coveted prize:

Down would I bend to drop a tear

And kiss thy wet and fertile soil.

**Note: Written for a pen pal friend in Chichester, West Sussex, England**

Copyright © 2022 Dawn Pisturino

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Dawn Pisturino is a retired nurse in Arizona whose publishing credits include poems, limericks, short stories, and articles. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies, most recently in Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and the 2023 Arizona Literary Magazine. A monthly contributor for Gobblers & Masticadores she is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Arizona Authors Association.

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  1. gabychops dice:

    This poem, Dawn, is outstanding! Thank you!


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      1. gabychops dice:

        You are more than welcome, Dear Dawn, you can rival the Bard!


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    1. Oh, you are too kind, Joanna!

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      1. gabychops dice:

        You are vastly talented, and you must know it, as you have so many admires. Now, I am among them.


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  2. Reblogueó esto en Dawn Pisturino's Blogy comentado:
    I am pleased to announce that my poem, «O Thou, England!» has been published today on MasticadoresUSA. I want to thank Barbara Harris Leonhard and her staff for publishing it. Please visit them and give them your support. Thanks!

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  3. jonicaggiano dice:

    Dawn that was lovely. I can see what you describe and it must truly be beautiful. I love this line:

    «How kettles then would madly boil!» The English do love their tea. Big hugs and blessings, and Congratulations, Joni

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  4. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Absolutely beautiful, Dawn!

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  5. Not sure how I missed this Dawn but it’s truly magnificent! 💞

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