LOVE IN THE AIR



This poem and photograph are inspired by the wedding of my eldest daughter this week in our Valencian village, at the foot of the 'El Carrascal' mountain.  It was a magical, beautiful celebration bringing together the best of Spanish and Northern traditions (jamon and wine, tea and cake topped off with Irish music), uplifted by the love of family and friends. 



LOVE IN THE AIR


Under El Carrascal’s gaze
sunlight dripped gold
through silvered olive leaves,
gilding blooms in wicker,
greening tumbling ivy,
casting dancing garlands on
crisp blades of woven grass.

Gnarled boughs embracing,
bear witness to love’s union,
groom serene, bride radiant,
red curls crowned with flowers,
gauze brushed with gold dust
as puffs of white fairy fluff
float skywards on May breeze.




© 2018 Jacqueline Knight Cotterill.  All rights reserved. 

Comments

  1. Gorgeous..so touching in it' s simplicity and strong emotion. Lovely..very visual too.

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