Warm Milk

Warm Milk

Along with her bouquets of blossom and her greeting from the queen,
Enclosed with one card was a letter, recalling this memorable scene…
Happy Birthday Miss Williams, the letter began,
We thought you might like to know of the lasting impression
You made on us all, so many years ago.
It was winter deep and the infant’s class, atingle from finger to toe,
Had arrived as cold as snowdrops, after trudging through the snow.

Our village school was a welcome sight,
Open fire burning bright, with safety-guard in place…
And there you stood, so pretty Miss, in your blouse of hand-crocheted pink lace.
We will always remember those crates of small milk
In a snowdrift beside the school door.
You would have them brought in before lessons began
So the milk would have time to thaw.

Our damp winter coats you would take and hang high,
So that when, after school, for the long journey home
Our clothes would be warm and dry.
Oh yes, we remember the old village school,
And the church with its snow-covered spire,
But most of all Miss, we remember you
For warming our milk by the fire.

 

Written by Mary Hansen

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Kes
18th Jun 2016
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It is wonderful to read all the poems and stories published here and this one is just lovely. Your poem warms the heart Mary.Thank you for sharing your work.
rongablue
18th Jun 2016
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Thankyou Kes for your kind comments. Miss Williams taught for more than forty years in my home town. She was a wonderful lady. I was her carer and we shared many happy memories. I wrote the poem to commemorate her 100th birthday.
Kes
18th Jun 2016
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Two wonderful ladies I think. It is lovely that you still refer to her here as Miss Williams. I look forward to Sally putting your poem up on the Facebook page very soon.
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What a special poem full of memories .. was Miss Williams your teacher? Is this a true reflection from your own school days? I will share this on our Facebook page for others to enjoy. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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