I offer you in darkest of days a sweet tender release
guiding you through the murky haze to a tender release
When the golden orb shines with its brilliant rays
in summer’s dog days, we pray for tender release
And should I utter gentle words of praise, do they
Set your soul ablaze, yearning for tender release?
When we sleep to the lulling song of lapping waves
does the ocean’s pull amaze, and offer a tender release?
If the blue moon and whispering stars capture your gaze,
do you think of my beautiful face, recall our tender release?
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets: Poetry Form: Ghazal