soft rain

soft rain
a cloud so heavy
it fell to earth
enveloping us
in vapour
and the tall meadow grass
is bowed
beneath a burden
of jewelled droplets
and the hills
fade out
blurred green
under the
soft rain

here would I lie

oh here would I lie with you
in the shadow of the weeping willow
while drunken bees stumble slowly by
all smothered in gold dust
here where the air is thick and heavy
where turquoise skies are framed by leaves
here where the warm grass caresses our skin
and birds sing us a lullaby
oh here would I lie with you
and trace our love in lazy finger paints
of rainbows on your chest
and whisper love notes in your ear
and sprinkle kisses on your face