Will you love me as
the sun loves the water lily
on a warm, still pond?

Are you the gentle lover
that I have waited for?
Shall I wish you into me?

Shall I wish you into my bed
to lay your skin upon me?
Shall I say the words to draw you,

To let the maleness of you
find the woman lost inside me?
Shall I make you want me,

To unfold me as a flower
beneath the sky, caress
the sadness from my eyes?

And will you love me forever
as the sun loves the water lily
on a warm, still pond?

©  1991 J.L.Stanley
Water Lily
Water Lilies © Shane Hartman
labyrinth poems