One Summer Night

IMG_8688One summer night you stood on the beach
Where the sky touched the sand and spoke in midnight blue
While a thousand eyes watched and winked
You were a handsome boy, as straight and serious as a sigh
The other girls giggled, thinking you too stodgy, too old
But I stepped back, looked at your heart and lost my breath
Your winter gave birth to my spring, your darkness my light
And I have never been the same

I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII by Pablo Neruda, The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems

©poem (2012) and photograph (2015), Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved


6 Comments on “One Summer Night

  1. Loved this, Jamie. It seems bittersweet, but what a perfectly captured moment! I’m heading to the beach (Gulf Shores) on Saturday for a week long vacation. Maybe I can write something inspired, too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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