How should I know you love?A Poem by aLittlePain
for my Nia...
I gathered all my treasure…
nights and days…
memories and dreams…
bare hills in summer…
flowers in the rain.
birds' songs … and their ways
when the night lifts and it is day again.
All the small things that dwell in the tall field grasses
and have their miracle being under foot
all the incredible life that wakes and passes
with the swift breathing of Spring…
all these living things
So … for their wonder and their loveliness.'…
I built tirelessly far in my heart,
in the last deep recess
a secret shrine.
These things … these things were mine.
How should I know, that one already came
armed with a still white peace
wrapped in angel wings.
How should I know you love?
She giggled and said,
"I held his hand on his first day of school
when you wept in the car
and I whispered in your ear...
you did good today mummy..."
"You ask, how should I know you love?
Just whisper my name, and listen."
~ aLP ~
© 2017 aLittlePain
Auckland , New Zealand
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