Summer Love

heart swans

We clasped hands and slipped away
with the horses down the lane
into the meadow. Red-winged blackbirds
held chorus in the cattails
where the cattle drank. The creek had a rush
to compliment the laugh of the mallard ducks
and the air was abuzz with dragonflies.

I remember your face freckled and petite
as we knelt to pick orchids and kissed.
We snipped bouquets to freshen our nest
cradled in limbs of an ancient tree; paradise
where we carved our names, sunbathed
bare-naked, satiated and carefree.

From HeartWood by Richard Rensberry, to be published December 2016 by QuickTurtle Books®

9 thoughts on “Summer Love

  1. mead36 April 5, 2016 / 4:02 am

    This is beautiful, it brings to mind springtime, cool fragrant breezes, and new love, the kind that consumes.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. zoiezoology March 22, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Very pretty swans! They are very pretty animals but they are also dangerous and sassy… 😉

    Liked by 3 people

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