I am delighted to bring you a wonderful poem, written by Martina, and inspired by one of Jeremy Northam’s film characters. It’s an even more impressive achievement when you learn that English is not Martina’s mother tongue. See if you can guess which character the poem is about …
Which Character Played By JN Is Meant?
The guy I am starting to enthuse about
Really deserves it, there is no doubt!
He’s acting reserved and big furore he shies,
Exchanges shy glances with smouldering eyes!
‘Still waters run deep’- that is the saying,
providing the evidence is Jeremy’s playing!
Our man has clearly to bear his burden,
with a sense of duty, that’s for certain!
And as upright he appears in shape and mind,
one wishes to comfort him in a kind!
He is struggling a lot with others mood swings,
Plus trying the same time to sort out his things!
A family unfeelingness is trying his patience,
he can’t understand the lack of sensations;
about a matter that aggrieves him immensely,
coming to terms with the past more intensely.
And when he finally is at his wit’s end -
benefit in shape of a clergyman is sent.
At once that chouse gives those people in need
for their doubtful souls something to feed,
harmlessly counseling them with odd devotions,
unknotting a tangle of hidden emotions!
And though he’s not conscious of talking to grievers
his ‘vinous’ tales transforms them to believers
in trust and in love and that it’s all worth,
and that there are more things in heaven and earth!
More lightness of being, allowed and well-earned,
amongst other things that’s what our man learned:
The whole trick to break up a icy heart’s block
is to make his father listening to the story of a . . . !
Here’s a little clue just in case you’re not sure …
Very many thanks to Martina for her wonderful contribution to our blog.