Today's date

I Remember

Molly Drake

We tramped the open moorland in the rainy April weather 
and came upon the little inn that we had found together 
the landlord gave us toast and tea and stopped to share a joke 
and I remember firelight
I remember firelight 
and you remember smoke

We ran about the meadow grass with all the harebells bending 
and shaking in the summer wind a summer never-ending 
we wandered to the little stream among the river flats 
and I remember willow trees
I remember willow trees
I remember willow trees 
and you remember gnats

We strolled the Spanish marketplace at 90 in the shade 
with all the fruit and vegetables so temptingly arrayed
and we can share a memory as every lover must
and I remember oranges
I remember oranges
I remember oranges
and you remember dust

The autumn leaves are tumbling down and winter's almost here
but through the spring and summertime we laughed away the year 
and now we can be grateful for the gift of memory
for I remember having fun
two happy hearts that beat as one
when I had thought that we were "we"
but we were "you and me"