Orchidée’ s Cadences: The Bridge Magazine welcomes and shares a young contributor’s pieces of photography, drawing and poem all composed when she was 9 years old. It is an all in one Happy Birthday Poem to her mother, and indirectly, to all the mothers around the world.
The Bridge Magazine shares a poem by a young contributor whose writing abilities were first noticed by an English poet when she was nine years old.
Awarded Young Reporter of the Year 2018 by Sutton Guardian and The Richmond Times, for publishing articles regularly for eight months, Orchidée Wafo, also known as Orchid, exclusively shares one of her poems written in 2009.
In 2009, speaking to Orchid about her poems, poet Alan Morrison said:
“I am very impressed by your grasp of language and your energy and talent at expressing yourself in words, which shows much promise for the future considering you are still at a very young age.”
Alan Morrison counts as his influences William Blake, John Keats, Emily Brontë, Thomas Hardy, John Davidson, Harold Monro, Wilfred Owen, Ivor Gurney, Alun Lewis, Dylan Thomas and W.H. Auden.
Below is Orchid’s aforementioned poem.
Our love is more powerful than anything,
Our love is pure, it is the one and only thing;
Our love is an island full of emotions,
Holds secrets yet to be discovered –devotions
Easily discoverable; it is full of the magical;
Our love is a bond no one can break,
Our love is a spell that no one can shake,
Our love is a mountain, it has highs and lows,
Our love is a waterfall, it flows;
Our love is too special to give away,
Our love expects no one to pay;
Our love is a treasure,
Our love is a pleasure,
Our love can sometimes be hard for the heart
But our love can never break apart;
Our love is a mystery, a gift,
Our love is the sky, its clouds so swift…
You are my branches, I am the tree;
You are my soul, I am your body;
You are everything to me –
You help me look even when I can see,
You help me listen even when I can hear,
You help me judge even when I can think,
You are my inspiration, my love,
You are my hopes and dreams from above –
I love you with all my heart and always will
Though we go through ups and downs of life’s hills;
We guide, help, listen, teach, and love each other
Every single day, but most importantly, this day
Have A Happy Birthday!
With love, from Orchidée …
The Bridge Magazine Young Contributor