Cover Of Night

The speckled licorice skies close the days
As the sun yields to softer lunar rays
Reflections on the frayed linen patch quilt
To capture each thread with a silver gilt
Delicate fingers that crafted each stitch
To hold a precious memory in place
A patchwork of time as our thoughts retrace
Such wealth remembering made living rich
Yet time goes by and the patches must fade
As we slept beneath the starlight parade
The solemn witness to passion beneath
Our love embracing the nights unafraid
From the first kiss to scented bridal wreath
Sweet memories that is a quilt’s bequeath

© JG Farmer 2017
Form: Divino Sonetto 1