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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Last Swim of Summer

Be with me a while;
Dip your evening shoes
In a pond of floating Forget-me-nots.

Meet me at the edge
of the very same place
Where once I met a smile
That resembled a youthful you…

Cleanse the doubt from your eyes,
but leave the beautiful blue,
round, wet surface where I go to swim--
Mermaid-like;
delicately diving into the soul of you:

For truer air.
For deeper breath.

Smother this fire
Screaming from my lungs,
Until soft, calm clouds
Are all that’s left.

8 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the language and the yearning expressed in this poem. Especially liked the language in the THIRD stanza - "diving into the soul of you.'

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  2. Really like the sensuality in this. Your words are so well chosen. Great poem.

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  3. Love it! So delicately sensual. Elegant :)

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  4. Think Mary found the best word: yearning...soft and sensuous, quietly romantic. Lovely piece of writing. Thanks for your comments at Poets United, they were appreciated.

    Elizabeth

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