Thursday, 1 November 2012

Good Companions OR The Best Things In Life

Now, spring may seem light years away here in the UK, but where love is concerned - for anyone anywhere - it is always a springtime of the heart.


The earth, it smelled of spring and daffodils
as we wandered country lanes, you and I;
Sunshine, clouds and a blackbird’s cheery trills,
our good companions to let live, let die

We paused to watch a rich harvest gathered,
let raucous laughter lift heart, mind and soul
till - with our good companions - we soared
over land and sea, Avalon our goal

Gentle island mist in view, such fragrance!
Descending now on a bed of flowers;
No palace chamber such magnificence
or fine city its heavenly towers

Sun, clouds, blackbird gone. Now just you and I,
dearest companions to let live, let die…

[From: A Feeling For The Quickness Of Time by R. N. Taber, Assembly Books, 2005]

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