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Máire Morrissey-Cummins

"Love surfs the waves"


Wrapped in the warmth of a June night

under the light of scintillating stars,

you point to the Milky Way,

my gaze follows yours

as I catch the moon in your eyes.

We walk hand in hand on the beach,

our whispers sprinkle the dim light.

Your smooth embrace tickles my face,

tumbles my hair,

tingles my toes

beneath an ebony sky.

The candy-sweet scent of Valerian *

weaves with the salty sea breeze.

It entangles our love,

unravels it

in the pulse of the waves

and binds us forever

in the surging surf.


(* Valerian is a hardy perennial with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers which bloom in the summer months.)