Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Unexpected melodies

An unexpectedly chilly night
At the start of summer
With the dry leaves
Running around
Chattering away
As they ride the balmy waves.

Then a faint sound
Of a stranger on the road
Singing a melodious tune
The voice
As he pedals against the
Balmy waves.

And the dry leaves
Stay quiet for a moment -

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The more loving one

If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

- W H Auden

Thanks to Alexander McCall Smith for the discovery of these beautiful lines.