You are the silver in the moonlight
The waves kissing the beach
The nectar in the mango
The sweetness in the peach.
You are the perfume of the jasmine
Winter's virgin snow
The softness of a velvet cushion
A sunset's golden glow.
You're the contented purr of the kitten
The orange groves of Spain
The silence of soft midnight
And a favourite tune's refrain.
Flowers bloom in winter
Warm sunlight bathes the ground
And birdsong fills the neighbourhood
Whenever you're around.
© Valerie Bloom, from Stars With Flaming Tails, Otter Barry Books 2021