Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today is also my husband's and my wedding anniversary. This is my love letter to him.
Fires don't always die; sometimes, they smolder.
Embers glow beneath a cloak of ash.
Sometimes they blaze to red-robed conflagration,
immolate, incinerate -- then sear us to the bone.
Our love, this long-lived flame, is like that.
We have smoldered, we have smoked,
have sparked --and we have burned.
We have carried the red heart of fire in our cupped hands
and fanned the coals to heat the endless night.
We surprise ourselves by burning still,
a steady glow -- eternal flame of testament to love.
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Beautiful testament to love.ReplyDelete
Ah, the warmth of a smoldering shoulder. Lovely.ReplyDelete
This is very lovely - and heartwarming - "our love, this long-lived flame" - very touching. Happy Anniversary!ReplyDelete
Helen, I wish I'd written this! Seriously great, your hubby is a lucky man. Happy anniversary.ReplyDelete
Wow, this is beautiful! I especially loved -ReplyDelete
"We have smoldered, we have smoked,
have sparked --and we have burned. "
Happy anniversary! :-)
I like this straight forward voice and the compactness of it. Long time love is like that.
I think there must be something in the water today. Thanks for the heads up at Julies place.
Be Well and have a nice quiet anniversary.
What a beautiful piece of verse; lovely.ReplyDelete
What beautiful irony I found here today.ReplyDelete
My husband's birthday is this weekend. Our 30th anniversary, in two weeks. This poem aptly reflects our relationship. So many commonalities between long-lived loves.
As you probably know at this point, I could have written this :) Happy anniversary!ReplyDelete
awe....love is a wonderous thing isn't it? Enjoyed the sentiment! xoReplyDelete
Wow,this paints a passionate love story and so true, how the fire can wane, from smoldering to a blaze. I love these lines, "We have carried the red heart of fire in our cupped handsReplyDelete
and fanned the coals to heat the endless night"~
I hope you had a wonderful anniversary, Karen. Your poem is awesome! It's so difficult to write about a loved one without being sappy, but you have pulled it off beautifully. I love:ReplyDelete
"We have carried the red heart of fire in our cupped hands
and fanned the coals to heat the endless night."
Your words are a testament to true love that glows forever. Beautiful work!
Happy (slightly belated - erk!) anniversary to you boh! Love that phoenix-y image and the heartfelt words that go with it.ReplyDelete
Many years of shared love expressed so beautifully.ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary Karen!
Happy Anniversary Karen! Long live the fire of love you two continue to light in your lives. Absolutely wonderful words!ReplyDelete
not many can say this, feel this, after so much time passes
a lovely poem
Everyone - Thank you so for the kind words and the well-wishes. I've been sadly missing from the blogosphere lately. Life does sometimes get in the way of blogging! I'll try to get around to all of your sites soon. In the meantime, know that I appreciate your stopping here.ReplyDelete
A perfect description for a long lasting love.ReplyDelete