Sunday, 14 February 2010

Valentine Love Poetry: I Held You in the Square

I Held You in the Square by Ben Okri

I held you in the square
And felt the evening
Re-order itself around
Your smile
The dreams I could never touch
Felt like your body.
Your gentleness made the
Night soft.

And even if we didn’t know
Where we were going,
Nor what street to take
Or what bench to sit on
What chambers awaited
That would deliver us our
Naked joy,
I could feel in your spirit
The restlessness for a journey
Whose beauty lies
In the arriving moment
Of each desire.

Holding you in the evening square,
I sealed a dream
With your smile as the secret pact

March 1986

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