Thursday, 28 November 2013


And then, I thought the moment - more, 
than flowing simply by,  
     like breaking waves upon the shore  
     that palely pass in breathy sighs –  

for, suddenly, I felt it so: 
     swept up in something warm and dear.

And my heart began to soar  
though the closeness hushed 
     and soothed me to the core 
     and calmed the flutter of his touch –

for, suddenly, I felt it so:  
     cascading joy - astonishing - 
          as a tear.

photo:  Astonishing – W. Bourke 

© 2013 Wendy Bourke

On a personal note:  I am very pleased to pass on my inclusion in the Ontario Poetry Society’s Verse Afire Jan. 2014 – April 2014 edition for my poem Green Cardigan Sweater. 


  1. Ah, how lovely. Love that cascading joy you felt!

    Congrats on your inclusion in Verse Afire! (Green Cardigan Sweater sounds familiar.)

  2. Thanks, Janet. Indeed, Green Cardigan Sweater is posted somewhere on this blog and, I believe you did read and comment on it, a while back.

  3. Lovely! Congrats to you Wendy, you deserve it!!

  4. Oh, this poem makes my heart sing. The idea of cascading joy is music to my ears.