The Skies of Alsace

The skies of Alsace
are my lover’s eyes.

To heaven blue,
I rise
in peace
and the warm winds
carry me toward
my longing,
this prize.

Her silken-ribbon,
tightly tied,
holds back
a golden mane,
just enough to see
the footprints
left by
a million smiles.

It was a gift
from her mother,
and even God is surprised
by the beauty
of this woman.

As the sunlight
and her sun,
from darkness,
I remember Alsace,
and I remember
my never-met
lover’s eyes.

© 2019.

There is so much beauty in this world… I captured the attached image while visiting Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, in Alsace, France.

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