Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Perhaps some loves will drink the April light
And die before the summer’s sun has shone;
Perhaps some loves may mushroom in a night,
Flourish a few bright moments, and be gone.
Some loves will bed like saplings in good soil
Yet soon be stricken by the lightning’s stroke,
Leaving their monument of grief and toil
In the scarred forking of the wood which broke.

Our love has grown like a maturing tree
Producing year by year green urgent shoots;
Deep in its soil we feel but cannot see
The broadening and grasping of its roots;
Each day I find in you, and you in me,
The suppleness and richness of its fruits.

1 comment:

I'm glad to hear how this strikes you!