Arthur Seymour John Tessimond

Here you will find the Poem One Day of poet Arthur Seymour John Tessimond

One Day

People will touch and talk perhaps easily,
 And loving be natural as breathing,
 And warm as sunlight;

And people will untie themselves,
 As string is unknotted,

Unfold and yawn and stretch and spread
 Their fingers;

Unfurl, uncurl, like seaweed returned
 To the sea.

And work will be simple and swift
 Like a seagull flying;

And play will be casual and quiet
 Like a seagull sitting.

And the clocks will stop, and no - one
 Will wonder or care or notice.

And people will smile without reason,
 Even in the winter
 Even in the rain.