Wild and Tame

I see the eager rain 

dancing on my window pane 

you in my cool eyes again

looking wild and tame 


dropping coins in the wishing well

we met under the roped church bells 

in the ache of years ago 

on the monastery Tuck End Row 


pottery your hands of life 

working by my old bee hive 

hidden by the spokes of green 

a summer wild machine 


in the crushed drops of vivid light 

the scuba dive at night 

in the torpid waves of spright 

Incompass the sight 


On the rusty rails the train 

rattling by a sewer drain 

tip toed down a memorable lane 

by the wheat the corn and the grain 


The face of the ruin of the sun 

tackling words on a silken tongue 

not defeated and asking questions 

your laugh and quick inventions 


we fell into each other’s arms 

like empty brain box beds 

jumping on legs we danced 

got close made a sweet advance


logs under buttered toast

the fire like a diamond roast 

in to steal harboured wine 

laying on the sweating straw of time 




  • orchidee

    Good write Munro.

    • Munro


    • Goldfinch60

      May that 'straw of time' be forever with you Munro.


    • Munro

      Thanks so much , Goldfinch

    • L. B. Mek

      a good read, with so much detail and layered nuances
      thanks for sharing dear poet

    • Munro

      Thanks L.B

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