Poem: The Orchard
White lilies of the field,
Agapanthus, chrysanthemum & pungent carnations from the garden
These kisses fill my basket
With promise, an urge to saturate the air
To breathe you in with summer
To perfume my senses
To plant an orchard of cherry blossom in your heart
Then deep in the autumn of life
The sweet fruit digested,
Our bodies nourished and strong
We spit out the pips of our togetherness,
Kernels pregnant with the promise of tomorrow
Enriching those fields from which we so freely plucked in youth
The orchards of soulfulness.
The valleys of spirit.
The blossom of enlightenment.