by Peter Humphreys

down by the Spree
just you and me
we see an otter
fishing slyly
as heron
waits superior
on other bank

as the sky grows
red round setting sun
high above
a crescent moon
appears almost
to mock

she kisses me

as swallows sweep
the stream for
incautious flies
zigzagging above
water boatmens'
anarchic thread

I wonder this
as dusk besets
if love we have
will last full term
or will the pressures
of life itself
tear us apart
or will it be
a slow decay
as sun drops now
without at trace

'cept glow
the glow of love
that never fails


Posted on 08/05/2018
Copyright © 2019 Peter Humphreys

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 08/06/18 at 12:54 AM

Nice write sir! And how does love fail? Mostly I think because for some reason we stop listening to our wife or husband and no longer use other forms of communication. george

Posted by Glenn Currier on 08/07/18 at 03:37 AM

I like the images of nature throughout. They evoke so many memories of places I've been and scenes I've witnessed. The title I kept in mind til the end and then you speak of another glow. I like the parallels between nature, the physical world, and our emotional and spiritual lives. I find it refreshing. Thanks Peter.

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