We always wanted to be self-reliant
The weakness of old age makes us defiant
The Strong, free-standing people we admired
To be like them we always aspired
But that’s a goal the years make us resign
And now we change our role to clinging vine
Reluctantly we find it is our duty
To Show the world another kind of beauty
by Margery Wells Steer*
Last month I wrote about discovering the poetry of Margery Wells Steer. The picture above of one of my favorite anonymous couples reminded me of the poem Clinging Vine. I hadn’t seen them much this winter but yesterday couldn’t resist. This poem as do most in Margery’s book make me appreciate life and scenery in Cape May. You should grab a copy.
*Clinging Vine from The View in Winter by Margery Wells Steer, published by Southbound Press and used with permission.