Just a melancholy moment, from a drowning, saddened eye
When my gaze was pulling seaward and my heart gave me a sigh
On a dim and misty evening, just before the close of day
A memory of my loving with a man who couldn’t stay.
And I saw him in the sea mist, on the strand below the dune
His being just a memory here and gone too soon
I remembered how he held me, how his body fit to mine
How we loved beneath the sea grass, our passion, true and fine.
Before old Neptune took him, took him to his breast
Deep into the greenness to find his endless rest.
I saw him in the magic of the soft descending night
But I knew it for a spectre and I turned away in fright
I have come again at sunset, at the rising of the moon
But my love is lost forever for I turned away too soon.
(c) D M Dickson 2017