Post-weekend Poetry 111: First Moments by Mark Morris

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and eleventh poem in this series. This week’s piece, culminating this month’s ‘love’ theme, is by poet and short story author Mark Morris.

First Moments

He got up and took her hand in his

And then said, “I’ve loved this, Dianne”
She smiled back and then he held her close
And from then everything began
The café was full of other souls
But for her, there could have been none
Just the two of them there, all alone
Together, ready to go on.
The walk to the bus stop, hand in hand
Held closely and feeling so light
The moonlight on his face, like a dream
That she’d had on her own one night.
The future before them began there
All her thoughts were of him, entranced
Just her man, beside her, no one else
A couple both seeking romance


I asked Mark what prompted this piece and he said…

I was looking for inspiration and dug within for my inner woman and came up with this. I was hoping to capture those moments when like begins to tip toward love.


I’d say you did. It was lovely. Thank you, Mark. And please tell us a little about yourself…

Mark Morris avatarI’m a mature Englishman and I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I’ve a passion for writing science fiction and fantasy and I’m never happier than when I’m sitting behind a keyboard creating a completely different world or an alternative reality for my characters to reside in. I like to think that I’m quite versatile though and believe that I’m equally able writing in a number of genres, ranging from romantic literature through to tough ‘mens” thrillers, also including the dystopian genres now popular with Young Adult writers.

Lately, I’ve begun to feel a disturbing draw toward poetry. Whatever next?

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