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Joan McNerney

Seasons of Love

Spring Tide

Green I wore green
that night when we
danced how we danced
at the picnic during
lustrous and green.
Rainfalls flooded the
air where we danced.
You left whispering
sweet words
my eyes closed.
Sliding under green green
waters slipping sliding
over night
in nebulae
turning we dance
find your hand
how we dance
this night without end.

Last Summer

Golden sunshine spilling
over cathedrals of trees
forest of summer.
Your eyes are oceans of light
beams of light soft beaming
dancing through rivers of memory.
Forest of rivers
drowning in oceans of eyes.
Your eyes when sunset spreads
over sand dunes warm golden.
Stars gliding past heaven
as night explodes in
cathedrals of light.
We bed down together in
forest of memories
your body so strong golden
last summer with you.

Apple Time

Red yellow brown carpets
of crunchy leaves spread
out to welcome you.
You are coming home to aromas
of cinnamon and me. I've been
waiting so long
to touch you
feed you
juicy apples.
Finally you are here.
Red giant stars
our names
in neons
for eons.

Winter Solstice

Ice blue mountains
Wind swept skies.
There are always these...
And you standing
silent as the sun
burning through
this day.
You are my sun
my heaven on earth.
You bring bright ribbons
handfuls of crystal
to fasten my hair.
Stay with me this
long evening. I will
hide in your arms away
from ice blue winds.
We will be warm together.

©2009 by Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines, such as Boston Review of the Arts, Kalliope, Mudfish, Spectrum, and Word Thursdays. Four of her books have been published by fine literary presses. She has performed at the National Arts Club, State University of New York, Oneonta, McNay Art Institute, and other distinguished venues. A recent reading was sponsored by the American Academy of Poetry. Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky, A.P.D. Press, Albany, New York.

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