By the Water’s Edge

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1-100t9634-2“Gondolas on Laguna Veneta,” Venezia, Italy, October 2016

By the Water’s Edge

So halcyon, my sweetest love
By the silent water’s edge
Sunlit shimmers in the sea,
Jeweled waters shyly wed

Empty armed azure skies
Here my catechism lay
In the waning solar light
Kisses of the end of day

Shut my eyes to setting sun
Open them to nascent stars
Not too shy to corral one
Just to take me where you are

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