I tried to wriggle from you .

I tried to wriggle from you
Your kiss held me still 
As I let my self embrace
That suffocating thrill 
Of unwrapping the Territory
 that eyes had feasted on
But somehow invaded me like 
The melody of a song
whistling it joy  Incessantly
in the fallow fields Inside my head 
 The tune “Blow ye gentle breezes
 loves embers  are not yet dead .”
The gold finch open throated 
Sings his own love a lullaby
From a purple headed thistle
Where horizons greet the sky.
The stars come out from our eyes
 clouds once obscured their glow
But now they twinkle in our arms
Making light in darkness grow .
Love is never a calculation 
but a mystery  In which we fall.
So be quite , be still, don’t say too much
or you’ll miss it’s whispered call.
It’s quick and sudden glances 
That reads intention we never sought
But ignites its secret chemistry 
On loves golden anvil where it’s wrought
Just enjoy its simple hand hold 
Where fingers become entwined
To speak softly when words fail
The thoughts inside our mind.
Love is a painting half complete 
From which we sketch and draw
The colours and the shadows 
That make us gasp with awe 
As we peer back with perspective 
At the wonders love expose
From the conquering of fears
To a baby’s tiny little toes  
To growing old, yet seeing  beauty 
In the grace your wrinkles hold
Hiding all the struggles
and the stories we  never  told.
The day will come when we
with death depart ,
complete we no longer feel
Till heavens door opens wide
and your smiling eyes   reveal.

I tried to wriggle from you .

timbuckley

Muckross Killarney, Ireland

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