She is a Romantic...

…But she is not a hopeless case
for though she likes to sprawl
reading ’neath the sunlight
on the springy, grassy knoll
alongside climbing creepers waving
down from tree trunks tall -

at five o’clock, when sunlight fades,
she gathers book and bag,
and striding quickly homeward
over jagged rock and crag
she doesn’t pause to ponder there
the ocean’s crash and drag:

she walks in haste; she’s stayed too late
to wander casually
and stop to watch the dragonfly
with wings a-glittering
or catch the wish that’s hidden in
the fluffball floating free

and though she seems – on outward show –
a woman practical,
in many ways, the many days
don’t change the little girl
whose soul delights to giddy heights
at the wonders of the world.

She is a Romantic...

Mieke Boynton

Joined October 2009

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