Chirk Castle

I returned to the castle garden,
the day was calm and still
above, the clouds were heavy
the rain cold as only summer can.
She stood as last year
poised in naked dignity
Hello proud beauty
do you remember me last year?
I did not ask your name,
you never asked me mine,
I dreamed you leaning over me.
Did I really kiss your breasts
not knowing who you are?
please tell me, who are you?
Did you come from Rome
to stand the English winters?
I only visit here in summer,
yet naked beauty
all the winter through
you wait for summer sun
and me ?
Did you wait for me?
I think I saw you smile
or was it a trick of light
I am not here to dream again
but talk about the day last year
the day we lay upon the grass
did no one see us there ?
Tell me pretty lady,
whisper in my ear.
You are wiser far  than me
tell me what you know
standing in the rain
your back, against the yew,
a symphony to rival Brahms,
I have seen but once.
Turn your back again on me,
let me know you've listened
I am a fool.............
there are others just like me
who stand and stare before you,
It was a dream I know,
but dreaming brought you here
from quarry to this plinth.
Your secret now I've guessed...
he who carved you has your love.
Do you dream to keep out the cold?
Will he come and will you speak?
If he does and if you will,
tell him that I called.

Written by Kexby (john rickell)
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