The 17th is National Poetry Day so I thought a sonnet would not go astray.
I loved you through the tender months of spring
When flowers bloomed and all the world was bright
Before the heat of summer sent its sting
And changed the very quality of light
I loved you ‘neath the summer’s deep blue sky
Where sky and sea conjoined in endless blue
And in the sunlight knew that lucky I
Was sharing the same summertime with you
I loved you when the leaves began to fall
When cool winds swept the petals all away
Where grey clouds cast a shadow over all
And sadly cast aside the summer day
But now can Winter end before our love?
Well, that is now for me to strive to prove.