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First Kiss By The River

April 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Poetry

The river in shallows, murmured and chattered.

In deep pools, sighing, swishing and swirling.

The sun blazing down on great patches of gold,

The Gorse bushes popping, their seed pods exploding;

While the Broom gently swayed, wafting its perfume

On the delicate touch of the breeze from the river.

Nature itself could not have been kinder

That day, as we walked in its splendour.

We shyly held hands – it was our first meeting.

Then, we sat on the grass in quiet conversation.

Long pauses, deep sighs, then trickles of words,

nervous laughs, like the sounds of the river

As it flowed past our feet.

We turned to each other with lips slightly pouting,

Both of us nervous of that very first kiss.

Our lips barely touched, like a butterfly flutter,

Or was it a puff from the wind on the river?

Your sweet tiny face seemed mounted in gold,

Eyes open wide and Kingfisher blue.

New love, young love, needs time to mature,

But we drifted apart, then found love once again.

True love, mature love, but not with each other.

Yet still the Broom, its perfume heart stopping,

And the golden Gorse goes on pleasing

Down by the river, for other loves walking,

Just as it did when we were so young.


I was delighted to receive some recognition for this piece from Oz Poetic Society. I received a nice little certificate for Poetry Of Honour by email, which was a very pleasant surprise.

Poetry Of Honour Certificate from Oz Poetic Society

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