March 25, 2009

Norma Marion Alloway

Today marks Norma Alloway's birthday. Here is one of her poems from Listening: friendly thoughts from the seashore.

An ebbing tide snatched at my feet
frustrated as it beat retreat.
I mockingly said: "You can't catch me!"
and laughed as it slipped back to sea
restrained by a quiet unseen hand
which determined its progress on the land

So may we walk serene - each hour
hedged by God's protective power

April, 1986

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