New Lovers

Written by: Desiree Kuri


Lying like dappled shadows at dusk

New lovers talk

After a long time—oh beautiful, oh silver, oh mercurial time!--

Our stories can be excellent in the telling

And I am thinking of another night

Of he who spoke so softly the truth

“Whether you like it or not

  It would be better to listen to the wind, to the sea,

And not to those who talk too much to you.”
 
Still we go on gathering up and letting go

New Lover's talk

From just beneath the surface of familiar things

Our words, our illusions, return


Sometimes I awaken at midnight to you
And to you   in silence   my memories return.