Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Watercolour by Tony Taylor http://www.paintingbreaksguernsey.com

Friday, 13 November 2015

LIGHT FANTASTIC

I wrote this poem ages ago and have resisted the urge to tinker with it. 
Only the title has been changed, otherwise it remains unaltered from the original draft.  
I wanted to create an aesthetically pleasing image in the form of two poems that would function either separately or together depending on how the reader approached them/it.
The picture below is of Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and strikes me as a suitable accompaniment to the words.



CITY OF LIGHT


we meet on a sunlit bridge               in an ancient city in spring
and our shadows merge                      we meet like eager lovers
inhaling sweetness                                       your cool skin scent
apple blossom                                                    drenches my lips
the river                                                                            the light
sings                                                                                        sings


wings                                                                                    wishes
or  prayers                                                                       unspoken
sweep overhead                                                   escape like birds
        we stand like statues                                our lips eyes fingertips         
our vows now set in stone               connect to become but one
sky a purple mass of starlings     stretching beyond and beyond

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