General Poetry posted January 2, 2018

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This, Our Love

by Richard J


When Earth, She spoke, 'twas then I knew
I'd ne'er be as before;
for, in Her voice a gentle tone,
"Come lie upon My shore!

Learn from the waves that lap My sand,
caressing deep the beach;
shhh! As you watch, so softly hear
life's primal mating breach ...

as brushing soft, hushed sighing sand,
passion in its motion,
relents, as rivers always do,
flowing to their ocean.

Unto the sky uplift your face,
see there life's wings in flight,
learn then what flying truly means,
come soar with me tonight.

We'll traverse 'cross vast oceans wide,
broach mountains high above,
and bed 'longside bright silver streams,
teach starlings how to love.

Then, when we're spent, the grass will wave,
with flowers dancing, too;
as willing breezes witnessed all
of lovers wedding true."

I listened well, the breath of me
She took into Her soul,
and when exhaled the seed of life,
it made us one and whole.

"O' wean me, Winter, to Spring's breast,
ere Summer's fields grow bold;

please, bless then, dear Earth, 'this, our love ~’
turn it to Autumn gold."


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