Wont you hold my hand
Take me to that special place
That lies across the sand
As the sun sets low across the Dee
I feel its warm glow shine on me
I realize just how lucky I can be
To have my own Dee Estuary
A simple earth, deep with love
Touched with the hand of the sky above
A floating sanctuary in front of my town
Feeling its beauty, how can I ever feel down?
Outlines of people embarked on a pilgrimage
I can’t help but feel it’s a privilege
Is this what happiness is all about?
Watching the sunset over the Island as my children play and shout.
Oh how she dedicated her life to prayer
St Hildeburgh she knew how to care
I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror of her
My three small Islands I have to compare
Adventure, excitement and the warmth that flows
My own three little islands who only my heart knows
Now as the sunset fades away
I feel the grief I had one day
Hold on, hold on, don’t leave right now
There’s so much to say, take another bow
And as she leaves, my Hilbre remains
Her strength, her love become my gain
I’m filled with her beauty, her stoic charm
A gift of peace and breathless calm.
Lisa Brown 2015
The final verse of this poem is my favourite, its the only one I have memorized (I can never remember what I write!). The sunset is so beautiful yet its going, its about to leave and there’s nothing I can do it about it. It disappears and although it leaves a sadness it also leaves a lasting memory. I love a sunset!!