by Alla Crone-Hayden
You. In the dim of the shadowy light,
In the realm of an infinite space,
Peacefully night after wonderful night,
I study the lines of your face.
Stay. Do not break the enchantment. It seems
That time has been slumbering too.
Sleep. I shall gather the whispers of dreams,
And drift into slumber with you.
Alla Crone-Hayden, an award winning author of ten historical novels, was born in a Russian community in Harbin, Manchuria. After WWII she came to the United States with her husband, a physician in the U.S. Army Air Corps. She was widowed and currently lives with her second husband, a retired college president, in Northern California.