Poem: The Orchard
White lilies of the field,
Agapanthus, chrysanthemum & pungent carnations from the garden.
These kisses fill my basket.
The 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.