I tried to bring you home with me

Your raw beauty reminded me of mountain tops and misty springs

But you wilted and withered away, you were wasted on me

I carried your trembling body back to the wild places

I thought it would be your grave and I’d been the death of you

But your bent body spilled wild seeds on the earth

And you bloomed again

So now I visit you in the rambling woods 

Your perfume clings to my skin

And I bring the memory of you home with me

As all travellers do

Your face is radiant under the sun in the daylight hours

And the stars in the sky kiss you goodnight

How I envy them

I wish you could bath in my glow

But I am merely a man who wanders the woods

Seeking some beauty for his own