Today I wanted to share a poem I wrote several years ago for a friend. I hope you enjoy it.
To the Nymphs of the Forest, the Field, the Stream, the Sea
(Dryads, Leimoniads, Naiads, Oceanids)
Sailing on a sea of love,
She sparkles like sunlight on waves
And frolics ‘neath the stars above
As in the moonlit waters she bathes.
Her radiant heart glows bright
Her aura shimmers greens and golds
Shining a beacon in the night
As the wealth of her smile unfolds.
Her eyes whisper of stories
She holds deep in her siren’s heart
Of ships and heroes and glories
That mere words could never impart.
So she sings angelic tones
That mesmerize the souls of men
Her voice could melt a heart of stone
As it dances upon the wind.
Hers is a heady perfume
An intoxicating delight
A presence that fills any room
A flame that makes waters ignite.
She gifts us with her laughter
And all the blessings of her soul
Until joy becomes rapture
And even broken hearts are whole.
© 2003 Diana Henderson
(originally written for my friend Nancy)