Blackberries in the Afterglow

Blackberries in the afterglow

This is June

Sighing that long sigh

That I am close to you

And the daughter in the unmown grass is swaying

In her Maid Marion gown

With purple stains all the way down

And there are so many unknowns

But we are not afraid of oceans

The little boy with the brown eyes

Says something precocious

And I am making snapshots in my mind for you

I’m taking notes

Of everything I want to share with you

While I’m dreaming of boats

Will you?

There is a wide, wide field 

And there are a hundred thousand stars 

And there is a patch of cool, damp grass 

Will you away with me? 
There is a deep, deep lake

And there are schools of fish and flocks of birds

And there is a space where the water is thick with life

Will you away with me?
There is a warm, warm room

And there are a pair of mugs with breaths of steam

And there is a blanket big enough for two

Will you stay with me?