Janice Windle


(For Dónall) A Summer Day - To Dónall on his Birthday


It was a summer's day when we first met
the memories are clear - I won't forget -
traffic noise, new faces, beer and sweat -
that summer day when you and I first met.

The kilt you wore - it played its part that summer day
your naked knee on mine, I felt your strength and knew
though we sat down as strangers, my compass was reset
I could not bear to say goodbye to you.

That summer day we met, a year ago
in love we lay, in love we have remained
together we are free and both do know
in loving touch our love will be maintained.

We met amid banality and yet
we kissed and changed our courses - compasses reset
the memories are clear – I never will forget
that summer’s day when you and I first met.

Submitted: Thursday, July 16, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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  • Fay Slimm (8/25/2009 1:16:00 AM)

    Warm - tender - happy love poem Jan.... good to read of your discovery of love for each other - - honestly written and a joy to read..... greetings and bestest of wishes from Fay. in Cornwall U.K. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Jarvis (7/24/2009 9:42:00 AM)

    Wonderful use of repetition, this poem is like a little merry-go-round of love. The interesting form has got me thinking of the rondeau, the villanelle and such like, and I love the idea of resetting one's compass. I'm off in search of kilt-clad adonis - knee-to-knee company sounds perfect! S ;) (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (7/16/2009 4:30:00 PM)

    Janice, ahhh sweet memories. The new faces then friends now. Wish him a HAPPY Birthdey from Dodgy and Vera. Top marks for this wonderful piece.
    Hugs David (Report) Reply

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