Many happy returns

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Our beloved and inspirational tutor Angela Locke is celebrating a special birthday this month. A choir of 18 Mungrisdale Writers were delighted to sing “Happy Birthday to you” at our meeting on the 11th May (very tunefully, we thought!), and to present Angela with a special birthday cake and a volume of the Collected Poems of May Sarton.


Come out of the dark earth
Here where the minerals
Glow in their stone cells
Deeper than seed or birth.

Come under the strong wave
Here where the tug goes
As the tide turns and flow
Below that architrave.

Come into the pure air
Above all heaviness
Of storm and cloud to this
Light-possessed atmosphere.

Come into, out of, under
The earth, the wave, the air.
Love, touch us everywhere
With primeval candor.

May Sarton
Collected Poems: 1930-1993, page 364

Many happy returns, Angela! x

One thought on “Many happy returns

  1. Wow! What a fantastic day! Thank you all so much, and for the wonderful present and for this amazing poem! xx


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