love song

In Whispers

In whispers find we revelations
perplexing those who fail to hear
between the quiet evocations
hide sighs which land on lov’ed ears.

And of those secrets left unspoken
in breaths which gently stroke the skin
are vows that will not yet be broken
by silent souls who dwell within.


Lines written whilst listening to old Tin Pan Alley songs

ten thousand days shall I love thee
and quite the measure more
countless will the hours be
that have you in my thoughts
though the sands of time may drift
and life erodes the shore
my heart will shine like Pharos
ten thousand nights and more