Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love poem #1 (although there have been others)

The pink and purple bled through the clouds this morning
color wicking on every strand of vapor melting across the sky
and I knew it
inside of that moment

but I also knew it
that night in our youth
when minutes stretched far and wide
and you reached through fear and longing
to hang your heart on a hook
that bore your name

that time when heaven cracked open
and rained grace and fairies
on the both of us below

but then again
it happened just a week or so ago
You and me
gazing past the present reflected in our eyes
for a moment, seeing a future
that made us cling wildly
to the rock
that we had become

it is every day
all gathered up
one by one

and in one
I know it

my whole life long


  1. Beautiful -- I felt my soul reaching to capture the heart of your words.

  2. You inspire me Holly. So beautiful.

  3. thanks for the Valentine's Day poem.

  4. So love your words shared here friend. Lovely prose. Blessings.

  5. oh those last few lines... "and in one alone i know it, my whole life long..." THIS. this summarizes it. all of it, this marriage love. so well done holly.

  6. May God continue to bless and keep. Thank you, Holly, for sharing this love song.

  7. Holly I am working through my wonky computer issues and come here now to breathe in these words, lovely on love. Your art takes me away to a thin place and captures me in the net of your making, you do make beauty with your words. And this is glorious. Oh to write a book of poetry simply on love...what joy, no?

  8. Reading poetry requires you to slow down and focus. Not my strong suit, by a long shot, so I often just skip trying to read it. I'm glad I took the time to read this one, it is really lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  9. that one who loves you, who reaches through fear and longing over and over, he must be quite a guy.
    yes, someone to inspire such words.

    (and i love your title. very john blase, eh? ;) )
    {i like him, too.}

  10. Tara_pohlkottepressFebruary 18, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    beautiful, Holly! yes. every single day gathered up one by one. i love that. i believe that. thank you for speaking my heart here too.

  11. beautiful love poetry - beautiful in how you show the faithfulness and growth in it:)

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    on the both of us below

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