The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced
Jacobus Johannes Leeuw
Journey to the East
In 1979 I was invited to a party and met Helen, a lively and sensitive girl who worked at Helston library and we used to take long walks on the Cornish cliffs. She was also interested in poetry and wrote a poem for me which I replied to poetically in a similar vein. She also introduced me to the works of the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda (not his real name) including the Captain's Verses, from which comes this tantalizing sentiment:
“I want to do with you what Spring does with the cherry trees”
Flirting with Creation 1979
Yes, I hear the child in you
calling to the child in me ......