Poetry from Aline Page

Here’s a delightful, uplifting poem from our regular contributor Aline Page

Image by Dr. Georg Wietschorke from Pixabay


Tilly’s Plight

   Tilly hadn’t expected to find …

      A frog in her knickers, really,

         Not nice! Slimy –

            Truly awkward,

               To say the least!

                  “Maybe, definitely not say

                      Anything to anyone”,

                         She thinks

                            As she leans

                               Precariously over,

                                  Balancing, long pole in hand,

                                      To retrieve her wind blown

                                         Best pink frillies from

                                             Among the lilies

                                                 In the neighbour’s murky pond.


Aline Whittaker

Aline Page is a reflexologist, complementary practitioner, and dance/artist who fell in love with Pembrokeshire’s wild, untamed beauty in her late teens, moved and has now lived here for 30 years. She says: “I’m inspired by stunning cliff walks, massive rugged rock slabs that vanish into pounding waves, beautiful beaches, vibrant hidden coves, myriad textures and colours, embracing bays, bracing winds and terrifying winter storms that cut us down to size, reminding us how vulnerable we are, how dependent on nature, and the importance of safe havens and a warm welcoming community. Pembrokeshire is multi-layered, rugged and challenging on many levels and sometimes feels as close to island existence as you can get living on the mainland. It’s far away from suburbia and Disneyland, remaining relativity untamed, yet is inspirational to film directors, artists and photographers.”

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for pembrokeshire.online, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says "Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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