Did I say?

A cascade poem for Paul’s dverse prompt—community. Maybe slightly off prompt, but it’s what came to mind.

A_Night_Scene_from_Arles_(Couple_under_the_cypress_trees),_1929

Did I say I needed more than this,

Than your strong arms to hold me through the night

Than your heart’s pulse that beats in time with mine?

 

Did I say I wanted piles of gold,

Or palaces and easy summer days?

Did I say I needed more than this?

 

The moon and stars that light the darkest hours,

Too far their fire, I need no other warmth,

Than your strong arms to hold me through the night.

 

Of all the treasures heaped in earth’s broad lap,

None makes my blood leap more with purest joy,

Than your heart’s pulse that beats in time with mine.