Finding you

Finding you

I love to find you in the night-time,
When your toes rest, child-like, upon my legs;
To be stirred by the warmth of your body -
Naked, smooth, slow-breathing, sleeping ...
The smell of your hair, your pillowed head
Sheltering under my arm.
So we cheat the waking, working hours.

The green-glow figures of time
Play gooseberry in the dark,
Unmasking each newborn minute
In the silence of bird-sleeping hours.

Time will not stand still for us
Nor life be more than earth;
Yet more ancient hearts than ours knew,
Like us, the intimate quiet of night.

by ~ poet unknown (but I wish someone would tell me who ...)



J Cosmo Newbery said...

It is lovely. But no idea who wrote it.

gz said...

So poignant and beautiful and true.

bulletholes said...

Someone hit the snooze, will ya?

witnessing am i said...


bulletholes said...

When are ya'll gonna come up for air?