Sunday, 29 April 2018

To Spend A Day

To spend a day,
a day that’s real
without the need
where I can feel
no want, no greed.

Without the greed
there will be time
to breathe the air
with scents of thyme,
and time to share.

With time to share
I’ll hold your hand
we’ll touch the sky
and make a stand,
to love, then sigh.

To spend a day
to love and sigh
the only need,
just you and I,
no want, no greed.

Julian Clarke © April 2018


  1. Ah, sounds like an ideal day really. No want / no greed & holding hands. Bliss.

  2. Some of my happiest days have been low-key, no-frills, with just taking in the looks on my loved ones' faces.

  3. To spend a day to love and sigh sounds perfect. How lovely having someone to spend it with.

  4. Oh sigh......what a day, what a I can aspire to.....I loved this form too!

  5. This, dear Julian, might be my latest favorite of yours. I love the tone, the mood, the rhythm. I feel that two hearts can dance to this one, chanting the words into each other's eyes, making music with the beating of their hearts. Sweet and tender... loving fun.

  6. I concur with the sentiment and found the wonderful cadence you set it to: mesmerizing.

  7. I enjoyed this meter and form....refreshing!

  8. Richard Fleming30 April 2018 at 12:33

    Very lyrical, Julian. Right now, in this cold Spring, your poem's just what I needed to warm me up.

  9. something very light and airy in your poem - as someone else commented - heavenly

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    much love...


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