Terry Collett

Gold Star - 23,271 Points (13/12/1947 / LONDON)

Under Apple Trees - Poem by Terry Collett

She lay beside you
under the apple trees

the bees and butterflies overhead
the glimmer of sunlight

through the branches
and she said

I can smell the apples
from here

and if I close my eyes
I feel I'm in a foreign field

lying in some overseas orchard
and happy beneath the sun

and you turned your head
and said

Am I with you
lying in that orchard

beneath a foreign sun?
and you studied her profile

the shadows dancing
across her cheek

a butterfly just above her head
Sure

she said
As if I'd dream of anywhere

without you by my side
and she reached out a hand

and touched your fingers
with hers and it seemed

a pulse danced
between the fingers

as if love momentarily
could be felt

could be sensed
in the space

between fingers
and riding

in the hearts
and heads

and she turned
to face you

her eyes reflecting
a different sun

and your hand sliding
along her thigh

and she shaking
her head slightly

eased out
a soft sigh.


Comments about Under Apple Trees by Terry Collett

  • Gajanan Mishra (5/16/2012 3:35:00 PM)


    Good poem. I like it. Congratulation.
    I invite you to read my poem and comment.
    Yours
    Gajanan Mishra, Titilagarh.Odisha, India
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