PUSSYWILLOWS, CAT-TAILS


pussywillows, cat-tails • soft wind and roses
rain pools in the woodland • water to my knees
shivering;quivering • the warm breath of spring
pussywillows,cat-tails ... soft winds and roses

catbirds and cornfields • daydreams together
riding on the roadside • the dust gets in your eyes
revelling;  disheveling • the summer nights can bring
pussywillows, cat-tails ... soft winds and roses

slanted rays and coloured days • stark blue horizons
naked limbs and wheat bins • hazy afternoons
voicing; rejoicing • the wine cups do bring
pussywillows, cat-tails ... soft winds and roses

harsh nights and candlelights • woodfires a-blazin'
soft lips and fingertips resting in my soul
treasuring; remembering the promise of spring
pussywillows, cat-tails ... soft winds and roses

                                 gordon lightfoot