Before this poem, I'd already written three "seasonal maiden" pieces. One for Fall, Winter, and Spring. It only made sense to cook another one up and have a poem for all four!
That being said? This was actually a tougher one for me. I really struggled with finding an angle to approach this from. I usually start writing these on paper by hand. I went through five or six full pages -filled with crossed off lines and squiggle marks!- before I finally landed on the path to see this project through! I hope you enjoy the finished product.
Her laughter is what first drew me,
If you’d have me true confess.
A sound as warm as the summer sun,
And as gentle as its caress.
I left my well-trod fate behind,
To find her winding way.
A blossoming path in a fragrant wood,
That stretched on longer than I can say.
It led me to a sunny pool,
Fed by honeyed golden falls.
The water was deep and fresh and cool,
Offering respite from all my woes.
I cannot say how long I tarried,
Before she graced me with her guise.
Golden-haired with a beaming smile.
Peace and comfort in her eyes.
She bid me stay and so I stayed,
And ever shall remain.
Slumbering beneath skies filled with fireflies.
Waking to endless summer days.