Harmony at Hampton: A Riverside Prayer
By Fr Nilora SVD
Beneath the boughs of Garrick’s Lawn I rest,
Norris Bishop Marshall’s bench, a timeless crest.
Before the chapel, a shrine to the Bard,
In Hampton’s embrace, life’s beauty unbarred.
Beside the river, a symphony of song,
Nature’s chorus, where I belong.
The flight of birds, a dance in the sky,
Water’s gentle movement, a lullaby.
Pleasing to the eyes, this vibrant scene,
A portrait of serenity, evergreen.
To the soul, a balm, a tranquil hymn,
In this haven, my spirit takes a swim.
With each passing day, joy’s gentle flow,
May it linger and gracefully grow.
In the shadows of trees, by the river so fine,
I pray for this peace, forever be mine.