Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Travel, guests, and my dear grandmother passing away at the age of 89. I talk about her here and here. In her will she quoted part of the following poem:
Last Will and Testament
by Marion Doyle
Since I was deaf to "Good Advice" -
"Toil soon and late and save"
And Providence did not knock twice,
I've little left to waive
Neither gold nor land nor roofs
To give you at my going,
But I leave you the echoes of Pegasus' hoofs -
And a debt - or two - I'm owing.
You shall find my will on an autumn leaf
(A poet's will - here's ample warning!)
Properly done, though crisp and brief,
Upon some bright blue morning;
All former testaments
I here and now rescind
And I leave you the hawthorn trees in bloom
And the unrest of the wind.