In Your Wake Part II (Like Heaven Melting)

In Your Wake Part II (Like Heaven Melting)

The sun

In beauteous splendour

Is awakened

Most unwilling

From her slumber

As the darkness

Rolls over

Like a tired lover

And takes her resting place

She stretches


A last lingering glance

As always

In the final seconds

As they part

She rises

Still sleepy

From their rumpled

Silken bed

And looks out

To the horizon

The light from her eyes

And the tears

Of separation

Are sprinkled

Like diamonds

Across the aching expanse

The breathless

Heaving breast

Of the darkened ocean

Over which

She fashions

A rose wine

Crimson tinted blush

That warmly spreads


Like searching fingers

A blazing desire

And heat that burns

Like heaven melting

She breathes

A morning breeze

That sighs playfully

A jasmine scented

Skilled seductress

Flowing warmly

Through my soul

Such wonders

This day begets

That sorry eyes

And aching hearts

Must soon be forsaken

A splendid vision

Painstakingly painted


Like love itself

In sorrows’ place

The lonely nightingale

In his despair


The fleeing night

And anthems me

Most mournfully

As if he knows

My very heart

I, for whom

This lovely morn


In nature’s grace


As I stand here


As always

In your wake

© Ann Bagnall 2021

Image copyright Troy Casswell
Image copyright Troy Casswell

4 thoughts on “In Your Wake Part II (Like Heaven Melting)

  1. Hi Annie, I think this poem is beautiful, it really exploited the excitement of a glorious sunrise in such a wonderful way. well done, and thanks for sharing it on your blog, best wishes and blessings, Charles.


      1. Hi Annie, it was a pleasure, have been really tired and busy lately, so haven’t been able to enjoy your poems or reply to you for a few days. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.


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