At a table in a garden, on a soft, sweet, summer’s night
Two friends sit close together by the moon’s reflected light.
On the table in the garden there are glasses but no drink
And the friends are sitting talking, though they often stop to think.
The topics that they cover seem to range so far and wide
And the glasses sit there empty, since they left the drink inside.
The night is getting cooler but the friends stay close and warm,
The moon just looks down calmly, she has magic to perform.
As he leans across to kiss her, and she kisses him as well,
The friendship starts to blossom into something more to tell.
The tension in the garden needs assistance to decline
So the silver crescent of the moon leans down to pour white wine.
Lane, L.A.Smith, a friend who wrote under the name of Dalaney, L.A.Smith wrote a haiku that contained an image I could not put down:-
Little black spider
wraps its dinner in fine silk
the moon pours white wine
(reproduced here with her permission)