Looking out the kitchen window Flashes of color caught my eye Apple blossoms in regalia swayed A gentle fragrance wafted by I seem to miss you more each day As my heart longs for you still Old time memories burned in my soul Seem to hold me against my will A song, a simple word or phrase Regresses me to times now gone So bittersweet that my heart aches Yet to them I am drawn Love's treasures I still hold so dear Bring both comfort and despair Dreading the journey back to the present Because I know you won't be there But for now, I'll just be swept away Recalling the joy I claimed as mine On a long ago night when first we kissed As they played Apple Blossom Time Kathleen McCoy Eldridge© March 5, 2009 All Rights Reserved