When Nature's Beauty and Sky's Heart Became One
Emerald glen, I first saw angel’s wings come down
one of Nature's bright treasures outside our small town;
as brilliant glows entered sad heart and seeing eyes,
I heard voices from Heaven, soothing joyful cries,
turning I saw an angel dance on golden ground
that is when our heart both became forever bound.
Yours shining with the kindness of joy and sweet glee,
gifting deepest romance ever to engulf me.
I saw your transformation into flesh and bone,
Nature's power, did your face and beauty there hone;
with forest's golden hues in your shining bright hair,
never was Nature so great nor lady so fair,
your eyes took vivid color of that meadow span
found greatest of loves ever born in heart of man.
Then your first gaze found me transfixed and in rapture,
thus you knew this heart and soul was yours to capture.
Blessed sepals gifted me winsome petals pure,
the essence of your presence was this being’s cure.
Dreams adrift with promise in your buds of sunrise,
adorning glory generous in summer eyes;
hazel green with flecks inlaid gilded amber light
letting me behold your rose of unblemished white.
In virgin air our vibrant love a twining vine,
amorous scrolling glowing in euphoric shine.
In everlasting soul’s light rays of sunshine paled,
inhaling want of evergreen love you exhaled,
music filled my heart’s stage - our romantic ballet,
breezy ballerina took zephyrs’ breath away.
Honeydew eves in summertime rhythms we did seize,
intoxicating lust sipped with mint julep ease,
ecstasy’s teardrops fell from ethereal swoon,
our heartstrings strummed with beads from old melting moon…
Thoughts of you tickle musing windchimes in my mind,
memories stirring of your magic unconfined.
You came to me, beloved, carried on the wind,
from rapturous beginning our kindred souls’ twinned.
In your eyes I saw the skies where your rose called home
but with you I shared paradise ‘neath Heaven’s dome.
You kindled passion’s flames, angel of astral planes
when natural beauty and light flowed through your veins.
Robert Lindley and Susan Ashley
June 19, 2018
My poet’s note: I just want to thank you, my dear friend Robert, for your generous spirit and exquisite inspiration. There is a magical quality in your verses that energizes a special imaginative current in my being. Creating with you leads to a beautiful epiphany each time we collaborate and many heartfelt thanks are showered upon you for sharing your lustrous talents with me. I relish our wondrous friendship and the creative joy we shared during this lovely poetic and artistic experience.
Robert’s poet’s note: My dear friend, yet again I have had the great blessing and immense pleasure of writing with you my dear and magnificently talented co-author. With each new set of verses you send me, I find poetic beauty and fantastic artistry weaved into the spinning threads of the tapestry we weave! And that top class artistry stirs me to improve my own writings. A true delight to write and discuss poetry with you!
Your sincere friendship and great kindness are gifts I treasure and so greatly appreciate...
Copyright © Susan Ashley | Year Posted 2018