Sweet Flame of Then

remembered… The longer ago the heart opened to a past chapter of affection, the sweeter it is held within. Well I remember the first little teenage fire in my heart. The gentle flame of then lives in my heart alongside my love for you now.

From “The Sea-Lands by Orrick Johns
My first love
was a fair girl
With ways
forever new;
And hair
a sunlight
And eyes
a morning