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Helen Moore “Eton Boat Song”

charmed
if i do
have this last dance with you
while the music of chance
strings two hearts in spring bloom
charmed
if i do
find a room with a view
where each night
i delight in inviting perfume
as we muse on past lives
seen anew
for as sure as these eyes are deep blue
i would die before sleeping life through
when each dream is sweet keepsake to rune
thus would keenly be charmed
if i do

alter lighting
to set the right mood
pull the blinds
so the moonlight seeps through
while its chill still remarks
bleak midwinter has passed
thus would keenly bleed psalm
to renew

would like to ask to kiss you
if you see no minor issue
with uprising view to lift you
from the gloom
tis no place for one so risen
one so of infinite of vision
one who need not seek permission
or feel weak through indecision
as she moves
free of contrition
no weight do you bear
hence i bleed you a river
and wait for you there
with nowt but omnipotent faith to declare
and one pair of wide eyes
that are true

charmed
if i do
have this moment with you
you are the encore i longed for
you are my blue mana
potion of truth
ne’er hath i seen such devotion to youth
such light across oceans
so hopeful a view
as i do
to be charmed
sweet advance
say with brave
may i have this last dance
for as sure as these eyes are deep blue
would be ceaselessly charmed
if i do

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for these lines:
    “…lift you
    from the gloom
    tis no place for one so risen
    one so of infinite of vision
    one who need not seek permission
    or feel weak through indecision”

    Wonderful encouragement for one such as I!

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