Monday, February 24, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry, week 25

Gathering sea slides up round rock,
Gashes earth bank, defeated, lost.  Lock
Of earth is launched to sea,
Elemental symphony.
Offspring of earth explores
Helpless until new shores;
Clutches top of rock to wait
'Til new wave decides new fate.
Coasters of sea continue,
Characterizing rock sinew,
Rising sea's great mouth, with shock,
Swallows earth and rock.
After tide fall, rock will stand,
Earth needs to find rock again.

Nancy Jane Wiley Hill (1875-1960) was always writing something.  Many of those poems are now in the possession of her granddaughter Shirley Kern.  Shirley, with the help of her sister-in-law Ruth Ormsby, transcribed these poems in 1996 for a Hill-Ormsby-Kern family reunion.  I am going to post many of these poems so that they may be enjoyed by all.

These are copyright 1996 and reprinted with permission.

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