“O, it’s die we must, but it’s live we can,
and the marvel of earth and sun
is all for the joy of woman and man
and the longing that makes them one.”
~ William Ernest Henley from “Between the Dusk of a Summer Night”
‘Tis to this we bough and stand,
wither the morning light comes
or nay, the breath of a new day whispers.
Betwixt the sun’s last ray and the ‘morrow,
we need not borrow futures not yet due,
and you and I will sigh in that breath,
nary a care nor worry, in no hurry
for this treasured moment lasts
but an eye blink and a kiss. One woman,
one man and a lifetime of such bliss
borne in abundant hearts. It starts
on one summer night when dreams
are held close and ne’er slept through.
Together here where the heather embraces
the moor, where we lay in sweet repose,
where it replaces the cacophony of two hearts
beating in time with the sound of one love!
© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016
Today, I’m hosting at dVerse Poets Pub serving the Tuesday Poetics: Summer Starters. We kick off the season with summer poems inspired by words, a line or refrain of other poets summer fare, giving them their due! Can you inspire? Stoke the poetic fires? Join us and discover your muse!