Thursday, November 18, 2010

Walking Water

Hubby and I celebrated our 12 year dating anniversary this weekend. Yes, we're dorky enough to celebrate both the day we started dating and the day we said "I do". Our wedding anniversary is in June...a looong five months away from our dating anniversary, so I figure why not celebrate both? Is it greedy to ask The Husband to remember not one, but two, dates out of the year? I don't think so. Is it selfish to want roses on two occasions? Maybe. But is it a bad idea? Nope, no way.

When I read this poem from Terresa Wellborn of The Chocolate Chip Waffle blog, it instantly reminded me of The Husband and I and the road of our perfectly imperfect marriage. Not to mention the combination of words are simply brilliant. Try reading it aloud. It flows off the tongue like melted chocolate. And if you really want chills, whisper it.

Walking Water

I married
a vision of us, mirrored,
graced with trust,
hearts compassed against eternity
as time rose to meet us.

You are water,
I am land,
and I have become pharisaical,
loving lampless,
counting offense in silted steps,
each word a watermark wrung wet.

Mirrors have nothing to do with us,
only locketed light,
footpaths trod not to temple
but withered hand.

I am learning to rudder the good night
on waves of wheat-backed gold,
place manna in open mouths,
defy land and
walk water.

--Terresa Wellborn © 2010 by Terresa Wellborn. All rights reserved.
--This is part of Magpie Tales 37.

Write something inspirational today. Tell your significant other you love them. Hold them tight. That is all.


Nicole Zoltack said...

Oh, that's beautiful!

KarenG said...

This is so sweet and romantic. I wish you many many more dating anniversaries! And Terresa is an amazing poet.