Ode to lovely villages of our county

I came across the following delightful poem by Dorothy Grigs in a copy of The Sussex County Magazine dated September 1950:

Bind me a posy of names for remembrance,

Fresh with a wind that comes over the hay,

Sweet with the song of a lark newly risen,

Bright with the light of a long summer day.

With salt from the Channel,

And thyme from the Downlands,

Sprinkle the posy and safe let it lie.

These are the names I would keep in the posy,

Safe by my side till the day that I die.

Southease and Hartfield, Appledore, Ringmer,

Glyndebourne and Wiston, Winchelsea, Rye.