Click here to hear the poet read his words:
a long way
it seems a long way
from that first glimpse
that sends the heart into somersaults
and causes the mind to reconsider
all its previous scepticism
about love at first sight
to when we walk together
on a soft shoreline
caressed by moonbeams
that coyly flirt
across the watchful Mediterranean
a sea which awakens romance
even in this most unlikely of souls
and I am surprised
that your smile which
so enchants me
even when you tell me
that you will
and now I understand
it is a long way
A beautiful yet melancholic poem.
Thanks, Keith, but what are you doing here?
You don’t visit poetry stuff!
I make an exception when I come across a poem by a future laureate!
You are truly a comic genius, mon ami!
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Beautiful – that description of the Mediterranean – and heart-breaking.
Ah, but with La Med it is easy to write beautiful descriptions…
Lovely. Sad too.