The first glimpse of a rainbow,
Grass after a monsoon,
A toddler’s fruity giggle,
Softly-shaped and bumpy-nosed;
Blue skies remind me dearly,
And coffee on a first date,
A Northern twinge in an accent,
Folding a pocket handkerchief.
Pianists make me think of you,
Every time I step into chapel;
My failure as a dancer,
Reminds me of your grace;
Researching colour-blindness will not do,
When you're so close to ask,
At least one is not alone,
When shocking clashes last!
Separate, glasses, intelligence intense,
Whenever I am at my best
I think of you again,
Whenever I need help I'll go
To you, the shining turquoise of our eyes;
'Banter', 'bling' and all your jokes,
Sometimes even the whispering world
Rings a bell against my memory;
The Catholic sunshine makes me laugh,
And what more can I do?
I worship it, happily laughing,
For it reminds me of you.