I Wish You Were There

Meadow Flower


Let me lift you up to the mountaintops

Where icy powdered snow and gleaming clouds

Fill vast space with shining beauty.

Against the backdrop of their stillness

No problem seems to shout so loud

I wish you were there.


Let me plunge you into sparkling seas

To twist and spin with playful seals

Immerse yourself in indigo; let it cradle you

Be entertained by jellyfish and whales

Enjoy the cool, blue way the ocean heals

I wish you were there.


Let me settle you in deep, bright meadows

Where wildflowers like courtiers surround

Your resting place in warm, sun-gilded grass

Glinting colours, butterflies, birds and scented breeze

Reflect the gentle, glowing place you’ve found

I wish you were there.


Let me walk with you on sandy shores

Leave footprints along the shell-strewn beach

Have gentle, froth-kissed waves about your feet

Seagulls cry of freedom, salt and sun

Revel in the sense that everything’s in reach

I wish you were there.


Let me take you up to starry skies

From here, the Earth a swirling green-blue ball

Look out to infinity; the moon is yours

Float freely through a thousand spangled galaxies

Such distance renders troubles very small

I wish you were there.


Let me paint your world with glorious hues

Dawn’s freshness, midday’s warmth and sunset’s haze

I’d bestow the best of nature upon you if I could

And wrap you up in all the wonders of the world

May light and life and beauty be in all your days

I wish you were there.


For my dear friend Mandi, because I can’t make it better in any other way.


27 comments on “I Wish You Were There

  1. susanzutautas says:

    Beautiful! Simply Beautiful!

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  2. Lizzi, thank you. I don’t know if I have words to reach your comment expectation on this one. I’m speechless. I love it. I’d walk along a beach with you any day, and I’m certain it would make everything better. When the stars aligned, and we met, I think I drew the long stick. If that’s an “merican reference that you don’t understand, it means I won, and I know it, and I’m so very grateful for it.

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    • lrconsiderer says:

      I have no expectations, my friend – I’m just always pleased to see anything you’re happy to write to me. I’m so very glad you liked this. I know it’s not much but it’s all I could do. Silly, perhaps, but I hope it was a bit cheering.

      Is your ‘Murican reference the opposite of the English ‘drawing the short straw’ (which means that you lost, and you get whatever sucky thing no-one else wanted)? In which case, I am honoured you think so highly of me. It may interest you to know that this week I asked about dates for my trip, and I think they’re gonna be okay! Last three weeks of Sept 2015 – fingers crossed. So there’s that. And in the meantime, there’s the unmappable place between all geography and several worlds, where poetry and happiness and the beach, all exist together, and it doesn’t matter about location cos you can go there any time šŸ™‚

      I wish you well, and I hope your week gets better.


  3. This is beautiful.

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  4. Tracie says:

    This is so very beautiful. Sending love to Mandi today.

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  5. Jennie Saia says:

    Isn’t it telling how, when we need healing, we turn to nature. For comfort, there is food and silly entertainment, but for true restoration, we go back to the earth.

    This was beautiful. Since I can’t seem to get through one of your poems without a line shivving me in the soul, this time it was: “Float freely through a thousand spangled galaxies”

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    • lrconsiderer says:

      There’s a reason, I’m quite sure. At our centre we are creatures, just like everything else, and it is in creation and the raw wilds that we find our true selves, to an extent. We’re designed for these things to resonate deeply with us – humans have been looking up at the stars and contemplating their own being, for as long as there have been stars and mankind to stare into the heavens.

      I’m glad you like it so much, Jennie. And talking of poetry, how might you be fixed to take a slot on Bards either next friday (27th) or the first week in July?

      I’m glad you got a soul-shivving moment, though I hope it wasn’t as violent as that sounds šŸ˜‰

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  6. fitnessmomwinecountry says:

    So sweet and just peaceful, I love how this reads:)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. bethteliho says:

    awww, such a gorgeous gesture, Lizzi. I know Mandi was touched by it. You’re the most caring, generous person I’ve ever known. BEAUTFIFUL poetry. Lyrical and visual. love.

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    • lrconsiderer says:

      I’m glad to know she liked it so much. It felt like the very least I could do in a cheering uppy kind of way. Well, it *was*…til ‘later that day’ šŸ˜€

      I’m pleased you like the poem so much, too – thank you šŸ˜€ It was an enjoyable one to write.

      (and pffft *blush* fanx – I do my best, yaknow?)


  8. jaklumen says:

    This is fabulous, Lizzi! It’s so full of intense imagery, I can almost see it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lrconsiderer says:

      I’m so pleased you like it, Jak – thank you! I love that you can almost see it – I try very hard (sometimes) to ‘write in H’ and this was one of those times – I mean, I was hoping for HD, IMAX, Surround Sound, but ‘intense imagery’ is pretty good, I think šŸ˜€ Brilliant


  9. Beautiful, Lizzi. You are one prodigious, gifted and caring writer.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Deanna Herrmann says:

    Gorgeous, SW. I loved this one – “immerse yourself in indigo, let it cradle you” but the whole thing was lovely and such a sweet gesture.



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