One summer day
by cricketjeff on August 25, 2009. © Jeff Green, All rights reserved
There were poppies in the meadow and a haze of cornflower blue,
But I only saw the laughter in your eyes.
In that summer land of sunshine, when my love for you was new,
And we danced beneath the rainbows in the skies.
There were skylarks singing love songs and a frog-filled shady pool,
When the sun shone like a spotlight on a lady and her fool.
There were sunlight dappled shadows under trees of apple green,
As we sat and watched the river run and play.
Quite invisible to others as we waltzed where gods had been
And we kissed the summer afternoon away.
There were mallards busy dabbling and lilies standing tall,
As I held you ever closer and I promised you it all.
There were breezes bouncing wheat-ears in a field of liquid sun
And your fingers intertwined between my own.
We walked slowly by the hedgerows, where the rabbits watched the fun,
And a pheasant used a gatepost for his throne.
Though I hardly saw the beauty that was nature all around,
When we fell into each other on a soft green patch of ground.
When the sky turned peach and amber and the sun was burning gold,
We were unaware of all the rest of life,
And the day once young and tender grew so dignified and old,
I was brave enough to ask you “be my wife”.
Now there’ll never be another day as beautiful to me,
But each day we spend together fills my heart with poetry.
I often wish I was the I in my poems!!!