Into The Woods
Go down to the woods today, you won’t believe your eyes,
Sparkling children in the trees are waiting to “surprise!”
It isn’t quite the party planned or intended celebration,
for changes to the world we knew, revised the invitation.
It meddled with our table plans, RSVP’s received.
That all would come to nothing, who would have believed?
Wedding toasts and mazel tovs, bar mitzvah shoulder high.
The mapping out of memories, we saved for, gone awry.
But still the children sparkle in nature rude with health,
and earth’s resuscitation is a different kind of wealth.
Just as lighting of the candles and miracles they mark,
remind us of survival and a way out of the dark.
There will be other invites, other dresses, other dances.
Life’s a measure of all things, including second chances.
Poem by Brigit Grant.
Credits : Our wonderful models Annie, Aaron, Aidan, Isabelle, Joshua, Lily, Madison, Ruby, Tamara, Zack with dogs Luna and Dumbledore.
The grown-up in the group is Rebecca Rinder of Hadley Bridal Collection (Facebook) who supplied all the party dresses and the other knitwear is by www.caraandthesky.com, www.next.co.uk; www.joebrowns.co.uk; www.nastygal.com; Harper’s in Edgware,