The Aching Ebb and Flow


The Aching Ebb and Flow

 The sand slips through the hourglass

Once again

Rushing through the night

The wind ripples

And its’ song rises

Until it loses itself

In the void

Rose petals fall bleeding

Upon the pristine snow

On the island of my heart

Around whose shores

The searching waters roam

It seems that it recalls

In its’ aching ebb and flow

Interludes of rapture

Those forbidden moments

And passions

That time could never

Render thin

These thoughts

Pulling me deeper

Into myself

Piecing together our history

In a place beyond all words

I paint it with colours

Gild it with gold

It is only here

That I can I freely reach you

On the margin of dreams

Here, where all past secrets

Will in time

Come tumbling

Like the jasmine scented

Breath of spring

Into light

© Ann Bagnall 2014.

Red rose on the white snow

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