“Might I Behold You More Intently”

Jean Winters Olkonen

Might I behold you more intently
in rapid strides of summertime
when the wine flows endless
from the purple vines
and fertile trees,
pastel flowers
beckon
to plentiful pastures  —

Now,
in the dregs of February winds
when the wine turns to water,
the feasting table
to scattered breadcrumbs,
in utter starkness

I behold your face
and all that we treasure
beyond flesh and sinew,
bone and marrow,
root and river —

I hold your hand,
feel the rousing of crocuses,
the stirring
of daffodils.

by D. G. Vachal © 2015

*** Photography Credit: Jean Winters Olkonen

12 thoughts on ““Might I Behold You More Intently”

  1. I love this, Dee.  Again I feel the pulse of hope and renewal yet for me this is more of a love song.Thank you, winter indeed can be so inspiring.Keep ’em coming,_Rhenee From: “lilies, sparrows and grass” To: rblanc2@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, February 7, 2015 2:20 PM Subject: [New post] “Might I Behold You More Intently” #yiv2313419335 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2313419335 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2313419335 a.yiv2313419335primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2313419335 a.yiv2313419335primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2313419335 a.yiv2313419335primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2313419335 a.yiv2313419335primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2313419335 WordPress.com | liliessparrowsandgrass posted: “Might I behold you more intentlyin rapid strides of summertimewhen the wine flows endlessfrom the purple vinesand fertile trees,pastel flowersbeckonto plentiful pastures  —Now,in the dregs of February windswhen the wine turns t” | |

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