You Don’t Know Me – Author Susan E. Birch


I read your poem today

And it stole my heart.

When I read your words

I saw myself, nothing left to say.

Your poem was a mirror

And I looked long and hard.

Saw my younger self, saw my life.

Who is this unknown bard?

I read my life as it had passed by,

Reached out to capture a moment

Before it could fly.

How did you do this?

You laid bare my soul,

Replayed my memories

And offered parole

To a heart hidden for so long.

You rearranged the words

Of my silent, secret song.

How could this come to be?

A stranger, unmet, touched my soul,

Set it free, and yet….

You don’t know me.


© Susan E. Birch

Ancient Whispers

Excerpt from the book Ancient Whispers

Susan E. Birch About the Author

When Susan was eleven years old a teacher, knowing her love of Literature and History, gave her a copy of The Complete Works of Shakespeare and a poetry anthology both of which changed her life.   When she opened the book of poetry it naturally fell open at a page on which was a poem called ‘The Cloths of Heaven’ by W.B. Yeats. She read it and was stunned as it was the first time words had actually drawn a picture in her mind.  Later, reading the book of Shakespeare, she found Sonnet 18’ and found the answer to why poets wrote poetry. From then on she was an avid reader of poetry and fell in love with the classical poets.

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