Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine from the Past

This is a mushy Valentine poem I wrote to my beloved a long time ago but I feel the same way now:

I only knew a Valentine
six years ago
when you became mine

grace revealed
in a burning love
we go in passionate waves

where
were you before
when I thought I knew of love?

now
your arms around me
are life-giving and we have created
memories in the cradle of our united life

even
when you are unaware
my bond and gratitude
are ever-present

then
I asked you to stay
and share the journey with me

now
I feel the same
only more

4 comments:

Poetikat said...

Beautiful. I love this verse:

where
were you before
when I thought I knew of love?

If we could only have known then, what we know now.

It all just pales by comparison, doesn't it?

Kat

Susan's Snippets said...

Now that is what I am talking about!! Love, love, love.

from above

Cheryl said...

Ah, to have that kind of love. I'm so glad for you.

I got your book of poems the other day and I'm reading a little at a time. I like the variety of the poems and verse. I really wish you success.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

This is so moving. I too know that feeling of finding someone long after you wanted to find love.