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One Perfect Summer's Day

One perfect summer's day I walked o'er field and
  country lane.
The sights and sounds of nature in her glory filled me
Strolling through these environs would lighten any load,
So on I went, till presently I found a winding road.

It led up to a grassy knoll, which seemed to beckon me,
And then a gentle breeze did blow, as if to say, "Come,
I trod along the rising path with easy, measured stride,
And soon upon the crown I stood, to view the other side.

The vista there revealed to me was wonderful indeed,
With rolling hills, a glistening stream, and fields of
  flowering seed.
There on the slope before me, a maiden I did find;
Her beauty was beyond compare in all of womankind!

An angel without wings was she, with hair as black as
Her eyes, the colour of the skies in cool, clear morning
She turned and looked — my heart stood still! One word
  escaped from me:
"Beautiful!" was all I said, barely audibly.

She smiled and walked toward me; with graceful gait she
And then she spoke in dulcet tones, this strange,
  romantic ode:
"I am the woman of your dreams; I knew you'd climb
  this hill.
But you've not truly found me yet; perhaps you never

I reached out then to touch her, but woke up with a
The room was dark and silent; I only heard my heart!
I thought that I could see her, standing in the gloom.
She wasn't there, but still, I swear, I smelt her sweet


Copyright © Robert Haigh 1995
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