Poetry Workshop

Love Poetry

Words from the heart

Remember a time when you were in love. With whom, when, where? How did you feel? Recall your experiences, thoughts and observations. Maximum 30 lines.


The Kiss

It started with a kiss, beside the swimming pool.
The moon, full and white above us,
the water swaying to its own samba
splashing shadows against the distant walls.

We were dreamers then, purveyors of secrets,
your hand speaking to my mouth
with words that ran like wine
and kept on streaming long after sunrise.

All fruit was diced and golden,
no tree was left unclimbed,
the sparrows called to surprise us
but we were deaf to the pipes and music.

Gerhardt Michael


30th November 2009