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Seasons of Love

.  .  .  .  .  .  .   I love you. 
                  The dips and the 
          crests of you. The wild living 
      heart of you. I love every part of you. 
        In spring you grow and deepen and in 
    summer you glow. In autumn I leave you. As 
  I walk  away weeping, you rustle and sigh 
  behind me, your extremeties dying. But winter
      is for sleeping and we have to part for a  
   while. When warmer weather returns you will 
      stretch and grow again. You will protect me  
     and caress my spirit with bright flowers.   
       You will welcome me into the heart of you.
             Again I will walk your verdant 
                    paths, and smile
                      expand -
                    ing canopy 
                of  green  leaves

© Jane Paterson Basil


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Lock me in a fiction
Of freedom, joy and mirth
Hide all the reality
Of pain, of death and birth

Take me where the brocolli
Buds the whole year through
Where the only known activities
Are things I want to do
Where the sun is always shining
And the sky is ever blue
And no-one asks me to unravel
Crazy conundrums like you

Lock me in a fiction
Custom designed for me
Lock me in a fiction
And throw away the key

© Jane Paterson Basil