Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

INTERIM


 

We must have lain here for an hour or more,
       With a birch above for a ceiling—
We were both so glad to get ashore!

We sang as the skiff we rockward bore,
       With the eagle aloft and wheeling!

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We must have lain here for an hour or more,

Learning again the sweet land lore,
       With the air so warm and healing!
We were both so glad to get ashore.

Watching the cumuli slowly soar,

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       All the blue beneath revealing,
We must have lain here for an hour or more.

Brown pine tassels bestrew the floor,
       With the red birch fit for peeling!
We were both so glad to get ashore.

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The summer’s heart is ripe to the core,
       With our own hearts madly reeling!
We must have lain here for an hour or more,
We were both so glad to get ashore!

 


 

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