you took my breath away

You took my breath away

With beauty I expected least,

Like when dragged on dark and frosty fields

To watch the lanterns rise into the night.

Jelly fish that swam through heavy nights

And punctured black with eyes of light,

I’d hoped that I would feel so little,

That when we slunk back home

To place our hands round cocoa cups

I’d yawn with nonchalance

And say how bored I’d been.

But you took my breath away

And so I spoke in garbled tones

Of nothing but the beauty I had seen.

And still I see it every day

Long after flames have all burnt out,

Because I see you

Despite the cold and dark.

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