You walked into my world on a southerly breeze,

And brought me, unresisting, to my knees,

A visceral instinct, a bolt from the blue,

Told me my future was bound up with you.

I cannot say why, I cannot say when,

But the flame, once ignited, flared up and then,

It settled, it steadied, grew stronger and stronger,

Till my love for you couldn’t remain buried longer. 

Just you and I, yes, you and I,

And a limitless landscape, a boundless sky,

There is nothing that our universe needs more of,

Because it is full to the brim with us and love. 

© Caro Ness 2016