A Stolen Moment

1
She took me by the hand and led me straight
to Fairlight Glen. There, under leaden skies,
oblivious of the rain, she stood, in deep reflection.
2
Her hair was matted to her face; her clothes tormented
by the wind and raindrops fell upon her cheeks, like tears
from some Olympian god.
3
And though I understood her reverie, it seemed to be
my place to stand apart and not to interfere,
for now she was alone with her own special memory.
4
We saw majestic cliffs of downland chalk do battle
with the raging sea and gentle hills fold in upon
themselves to meet the rugged shore.
5
It fell to me to realise that each of us has, held
within experience, his or her own special place
Our very own and individual Fairlight Glen.
6
As I looked at this young woman, so deeply lost
in thought, she quietly smiled and, lest it change,
she turned away from memory and what she saw.
7
A magic moment, within a stolen day, for then,
she led me by the hand again and laughed as we came
down from ‘heaven in the falling rain

A Stolen Moment

Andrew  Bailey

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 28

Artist's Description

A repost of an account of a special moment in my life

Artwork Comments

  • Lisa  Jewell
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • hollypaino
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • crimsonrose709
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • lianne
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • Trenchtownrock
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • sandra22
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • Hathor
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • Christie  Moses
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • Misunderstood24
  • Andrew  Bailey
  • devotee1
  • Andrew  Bailey
,
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.