Treasure Island

robert dickerson


After The Summer Rain


After the summer rain
you led me out to the garden
you led me out to the garden
after the summer rain
out to the arbor grove.

We paused beneath the arbor
talking sotto voce
talking sotto voce
we paused within a grove
dark with dew-soaked roses.

You bade my come to center
where the blooms were the thickest
where the throngs were the darkest:
there you bid me comest:
pink and rose deceit.

Heavy with love, my eyelids
my eyes could not stay open-
so heavy with love my eyelids
my eyes could only close-
dimly my lips sought yours.

Heart suspended, I waited
under the blooming arbor
under the arbor blooming
waited, heart suspended,
waited for your kiss.

But you cooled my ardor with a shower
grinning devil that you are
you cooled my ardor with a shower
reaching high above you
of petals and rose water!

Submitted: Monday, October 31, 2011
Edited: Monday, October 31, 2011
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