Thursday, 7 July 2011




Something very special stands

In my room
something very special stands
made of wood
from a foreign land.

It is darkened now
stained with lives gone by
brought from the cold north air
in 1853
to be in warm rooms
with all the family around.

The stories it could tell
of what has gone before
if only it could talk
of the history within.

This sign of its last turn
fleece still sadly hangs
 the remnants of a busy life
 which has now gone by.

From Norway it came
with great grandma Johansen
then grandma, father and now me.
I love this spinning wheel
which proudly stands
now retired no longer any use.

The wheel a constant link
with family before
and family to come.

In my room
something very special stands.

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