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A Truth So Simple

February 3, 2018

Here’s a poem I greatly enjoyed writing for a special anthology celebrating the marriage of two dear poet friends in Leeds in December 2016, a truly beautiful occasion.

Maureen and I visited the Brontё Parsonage Museum, Haworth, before heading home the following day, and I drew on this for my poem.

The book was dedicated to the couple and a hard copy presented to them in 2017. Contributors received an electronic version.

Aye, many a happy memory will have been made that wintry weekend in Yorkshire, and that’s for sure…




Wandering a Christmas Market

in a northern city never visited before,

munching a hotdog,

I knew it;


crossing a darkening moor by car,

a keen wind blowing through farmhouse ruins,

I knew it;


at the Parsonage where once the Brontёs lived,

genius aquiver still in the very air,

viewing through a mullioned window

a crescent moon low

between splayed boughs,

I knew it,


for it is a truth so simple

that wherever I am

with my love at my side,

I’m home.


Now you will know it too.


Paul Beech


Copyright © Paul Beech 2016, 2018



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