The Wheatsheaf
The Wheatsheaf

A very special poem...

Kathy McLemore is a poet who lives in Scotland. She wrote this poem about her stay at The Wheatsheaf and kindly gave permission to share it on our website.

Please feel free to visit her poetry blog


at the Wheatsheaf

in a slow-setting sun

we amble slowly along

as the skies of West Beckham

ring with bird song

I’m holdin’ the hand

of my best friend

ready for tea

at the Wheatsheaf Inn



an old stone building

covered in ivy that’s run amok

in a gorgeous setting

that leaves me dumbstruck

I’m so happy to be

with my best friend

walkin’ through the doors

of the Wheatsheaf Inn

the owner greets us

with a dazzling smile

she shows us to our table

chatterin’ all the while

I look over the top of the menu

at my best friend

we’re both delighted

by the choices

at the Wheatsheaf Inn


the food arrives

& it’s delicious

we share our couples’ jokes

laughin’ though they’re repetitious

sated by food & sun

I give my hand to my best friend

as we walk back to the cottage

& away from the Wheatsheaf Inn



copyright © 2017 Kathy Patton McLemore

For Daniella, with much love from Kathy J

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