Day 22, NaPoWriMo Write a “pastoral” poem. Traditionally, pastoral poems involved various shepherdesses and shepherds talking about love and fields, but yours can really just be a poem that engages with nature.
“Palm Beach Pastoral”
We’ll meet, my darling, by the shim`ring sea.
We’ll dip our toes into a surf sublime.
And in the afterglow, a cup of tea
as floating gulls will flap their wings to dine.
We’ll dine on caviar before we meet,
amidst the palms, their social gathering.
The palms will sway and dance their hula greet
while nature’s beams upon our ballroom gleam.
Was ever sunlit dance so lush as this
as rustling of my silks spin ‘cross the floor?
Was ever world so brightly kissed
with moonlight and such glamor to adore?
So, take my hand, we’ll waltz across this floor
to all of nature’s thrills; still wanting more.
(Photo: the Breaker’s Ballroom, Palm Beach, Florida. I have lived, since 1944, across the bridge from ‘the Breakers’ in WEST Palm Beach, Florida).