A time for joy.
Nothing in the trees’ gaze contradicts the flowers
that dare declare they love. All the colours of music,
all the music of the forest, bright with wonder’s blessing.
Think of it as a merry-go-round,
a subaqueous garden.
Bones blur, outlines loosen, a little like trees, indistinct
in summer’s haze, splinters smoothed away.
Hands unfold, steady on another’s touch.
Around the flames of laughter,
the glow of conversation,
kisses tickle, settle,
rest, depart, rainbow-winged.
Settle again and again.
There is something like music that eases each
separate note into one swelling melody.
Wildly beautiful shapes, colours, swirl
and swoon in this lava lamp.
Somewhere bees get busy with tomorrow’s fruiting.
As your fingers coax rope into baskets I drop
my doubts inside. Your offering eyes ignite
my soul that’s been singing
to itself these years, by the far lake.
Yes, eyes meet here, shadows
steepen their lustre
into jewel-light that
bursts beyond words.
Words are clumsy messengers. Here the language is pretty
wraps, wigs, dresses sexpressively excessive.
Fireworks fixed in half motion. Star-beams caught
between silk and skin,
skin and skin.
With the night they sprawl shifting abruptly to dodge
the fire’s frisky smoke.
The days would be roaring and hungry,
gone in a few gulps, just flakes
to record the feast.
A time for sadness.
Dreams ripen. You snuggle in my heart.