Auckland New Zealand
REFLECTIONS OF YOUR HEART
Fonder grows the love that glows in absence’ lonely light,
I count the days ‘til you will rest safe in my arms at night;
In times as these, when life decrees that we must be apart
I glimpse, in nature’s glory, true reflections of your heart.
As summer’s evening falls, and the soft horizon calls
The golden sun to rest within her endless wings of blue,
Her burning heart will sleep beneath the nightfall’s starry keep;
Across the ocean deep, she heralds twilight’s purple hue.
The sun-kissed breeze so calming as it brushes ‘gainst my cheek;
The jewel-spangled beams that play their games of hide and seek;
Remind me of your sweet caress, and strolls along the sand,
The tender warmth of your soft lips, the touch of your dear hand.
The last rays kiss the leaves that shimmer in the trees so tall,
As dappled shadows dance around your picture on the wall;
The sweet songbird, she calls to me, her evening hymn to share,
Then father time begins to chime his haunting mellow air.
As echoes of the night-time steal away the seagull’s cries;
The rolling song of lapping surf is hushed by mist that lies
In valleys gowned with heather that slope down to sandy shores;
This little piece of heaven is forever mine and yours.
Though all these years has nature shed her colours o’er the scene,
A home without a heart is like a girl without a dream;
When you alone safe home return, to cradle in my arms,
Our souls shall rest in true love blessed with nature’s tranquil charms.
© Rod Walford 1999