March 10, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is anniversaries.
Today’s poem is an anniversary poem in which a marriage is seen from above.
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There is a mountain somewhere near
The harbor of our love
Where I can go sometimes to view
Our marriage from above.
I see the vastness of the sea
Outside our sheltered bay,
With boats like toys upon the flat
Bare corrugated gray.
I see the shadows of the clouds,
That neither wind nor current breaks,
Nor charts of sea depths show.
I see the green of nearby hills,
The gardens on our land,
The cultivated wildness
Of nature shaped by hand.
I see the waves sweep up against
The rocks upon our shore,
The white spume leaping, oh, so slow;
The heart awaiting more.
And all the peace of happiness
And passion sharp for life
Come slanting bright across the sky
Because you are my wife.
© by Nicholas Gordon
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This week’s theme: Anniversaries
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