Les Derbyshire


And Then There Was You - Poem by Les Derbyshire

My life used to be a calm pool,
Still,
Serene,
Hardly a ripple disturbing the surface.
All around, the rushes stood like sentries
And the water fowls dabbled peacefully in the shallows.
On the little Japanese bridge
A young man and his lover
Stood silently
And gazed
And sighed.

Like a landscape in still life.

And then there was you.

You leapt into the pool with a great splash
That startled the water fowls out of their complacency
And set the surface dancing.
The sunlight sparkled and flashed from every wave.
The sound of the water was like the laughter of lovers.
At the water’s edge the reeds and rushes
Waved and sang to the breeze.
The young man and his lover laughed
And threw their arms around each other;
They danced with the sheer joy of it all
And ran, hand in hand
Into the woods.


© August 2009 Les Derbyshire


Comments about And Then There Was You by Les Derbyshire

  • (6/4/2010 12:15:00 PM)


    Loveley poem - thank you for sharing it. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/4/2010 12:14:00 PM)


    I love this poem - thank you for sharing it.

    From Daffodil Jackson
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  • (10/25/2009 6:17:00 PM)


    'And then there was you'
    A lovely title. A poem that whispers - yet its clear as chrystal
    Excellent work.....
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  • (8/14/2009 7:27:00 PM)


    Nice work, Les. I was beginning to wonder if the Muse had deserted you.

    I do wonder, though, if the second part isn't too understated.

    Don't they have smileys on here?
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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 1, 2009


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