Song of Celebration

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The A and I Poetry Challenge for July to to listen to the radio and to write a poem inspired by what you hear. On Tuesday, 24 July 2018, at  5:30pm, Seventeen Come Sunday by Vaughn Williams, as part of his English Folk Suite, was playing.

As I listen to it again today, and I celebrate with a friend in London who is graduating from University despite extenuating circumstances due to health challenges, I am inspired to share these words with her and with you. Stephanie – you continue to inspire me!

Feature photo taken this morning at the Learning Forest extension of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

10 Replies to “Song of Celebration”

  1. I love the repetitive elements and tone of joyfulness in this poem! Then there your great use of rhyme. Especially I like these words: Birds are flying… dancing their exaltation in the wind. Wonderful imagery.
    Thanks ever so much for contributing to the A and I Poetry Challenge


  2. Inspired and inspiring poem, Ju-Lyn! Or should I say song? As I can very well imagine this being sung by a choir! Love the line ‘We’re here to celebrate striving’! 😄


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