A Rondel for Margarita
On the carousel, on a summer's day,
As the rest of the fairground goes gliding by,
We coast together, now low,
But how quickly the moment slips away.
She laughs at the music, elfin and fey,
She laughs for joy at the sapphire sky,
On the carousel, on a summer's
As the rest of the fairground goes gliding by.
How sweet her delight in simple play,
Someday, without me, she'll take to the sky,
Brave little fledgling, ready
We must hold these moments while we may
On the carousel, on a summer's day.
Copyright © 2004 Gail Kavanagh