I wrote the following poem yesterday. To make it interesting, and because I think people would love to know how (some) poetry is read, here is an audio recording of it.
If the player doesn’t load you can download Fairy Dust.mp3
written 2nd October 2013
A hey goes a long way,
A heart goes much further,
And had I seen you before then I might have smiled before you,
Though I could hardly hear you
You placed your words in my veins,
Your gaze in my reach,
And your hand in mine.
There were fragments of sound
And in circles around,
For every last night and eventual grasp, every breath
And unwasted moment
On the days that dusk met dawn.
I’ll be forever in your debt,
But times will pass when I’ll
When you squeezed my hand.
In all the dreams I’d seen and heard
I wanted you to be my everlasting more,
So much more than just the best.
Green tea and lemonade,
Sweet biscuits and wine,
And the harsher liquids that slid past the surface of your lips
That I touched, graced,
While I felt your breath upon my neck,
And for days I would remember your scent and the harmony that I felt between
Our two aching hearts,
Yet to drift apart,
Our noses touched that one time I hoped
Our lips would too,
We danced to music,
Not before you said you adored me and that we could watch the stars.
When we filled in the boxes with numbers,
When I wanted to do so much more than hold your hand,
I dreamed of waking up to you and when I woke, it came true,
My memory of your cold ears and the crooked smile
that I’d return simply,
Before the days came that you smiled wider,
Your eyes glowed hazel when the sun refused to go down,
On afternoons when I just wanted to feel your touch at my sides;
Your face beautiful in the dark, when moonlight
Graced our fingertips and our bodies touched,
Our cheeks did more than brush past each other,
I recall when you didn’t promise forever,
I recall when you didn’t promise ‘together’,
but you didn’t let go.
I recall times you never let go.
I recall times you wanted to drive away
And I know there were times I never wanted to leave.
When you said you wished time would stop, in every light of the notion
I recomposed myself,
I felt it all over again;
I hesitated, I compared
And I apologised,
unable to let go.
Forever holding you close to my heart,
I wanted you entirely.
I wanted to fall down the hill for you
And I wanted you morning, and the morning after,
I wanted violets, tulips
And every walk in the park,
I wanted to start,
I had always asked and I never knew that there would be tears of
every colour of the rainbow,
every shade and every code,
I felt more than you had made me.
And I wanted to thank you completely,
But I didn’t know how so I kept on holding,
I let you hold me and that was what I wanted,
I sang to you and there was haunting to the soul in flowerbeds.
You held me to your heart and I wanted more,
But I didn’t let go,
We never let go,
I wanted you entirely,
I could only
and never let go.
I wanted to never forget,
I pretended that I lost it,
Bars beyond the sun escaped but at the same time encaged me,
for what you said I was your only,
And I clasped my hands into my lap and
I felt you behind me.
They always said we weren’t there yet
but I was caught
in the moment.