Small Happy Poem

How remarkable
the smell of leaves
and the fading light
early
a glimpse of salmon and gold
on the crown of the headland

The lamps come on quickly
we haven’t a clue
about real darkness
or the richness of silence

It’s cooling off
a day that was so blissfully warm
crunching of brittle leaves underfoot
redolent

I’m making fish and mash for supper
and I won’t forget your peas
or the way, later,
I’ll find my place in the crook of your arm
far from the loose wind of out there.

.
PBSweeney October 2005

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6 responses to “Small Happy Poem

  1. Sweet and lovely. Makes one yearn for peace and a warm spot in the crook of an arm 🙂

  2. Austin of Sundrip Journals

    That is very gentle. It flows nicely and is very vivid. I like it.
    Austin

  3. I didn’t enjoy it at all.

  4. Thanks to all who left such nice comments – I appreciate it very much. And to you Oly I send my prayers and best wishes for happiness you may enjoy.

  5. how come i can’t copy it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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