A Kiss Beneath The Blossom Tree (Free verse) by Caducus
My father tended lovingly to his garden
He lowered his head
Bowing like a cumbersome tulip.
Sweat jewelled his brow
Then sailed through his wrinkles
Leaving tracks which glittered
Like bark on the birch tree.
He climbed the tree for apples
Then suddenly grasped his wrist,
He looked at Mum and said âSorry Dearâ
Falling down upon the trellis.
The blossom fell like soft rain,
And beneath the tree my Mum kissed him
Saying âhere we are again my loveâ.
When his parents were alive
He was raised by dead authors.
Prayers were said with one eye open
For God was a willow cane
And worship was forced till fingertips blackened
Crying for Mr Tumnus in a locked wardrobe
He never felt the snow on his feet
Just row upon row of Godâs cloth
Which reeked of bourbon and incesnse.
His fathers wrath remained
In my fathers limp,
and loving words.
His solace was the hills
And met my Mother there
She showed him flowers and hollowed trees
And they kissed beneath Apple blossom.
Today I took my lover
To âCrackly Woodsâ where they met
Carved their names in to an apple tree
And kissed her lips on the ashes of blossom,
Where my mother and father now rest forever.
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Posted: January 24, 2004 3:46 PM PST; Last modified: January 24, 2004 3:46 PM PST
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