Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Once

Once upon a time time had no meaning…
and no one knows why or how it came to happen…
yet it moved onward and ever on…
through the days and nights to only God knew where…
and still it moved without sound…

Once upon a time, a man opened his eyes and truly saw,
stepped through the door to a life not fully imagined,
not once looking back… always now, tomorrow and next year…
yet still remembering the beginning and the before…
and the only sound to be heard… a single heartbeat…

Once upon a time time stood waiting…
now I drink coffee on Saturday morning, in bed…
quiet time but for a brief moment, before the day begins,
and sometimes, sometimes I will roll back over,
smiling and know that…

Once upon a time is now forever…

An anniversary poem for my wife.

9 comments:

studio lolo said...

Oh, you had me at "once."
How wonderful!!

My husband and I just celebrated 21 years on Nov 29th. Hard to believe.

I was obviously only 8 when I married him ;)

Happy Anniversary!

Poodle Soup said...

That's so pretty. Your wife must have been very moved. A man who writes poetry for his wife... I thought they only existed in movies...

MOCA Jacksonville said...

i think sometimes she wished i only lived in movies too… but thankfully for both of us, that's not very often…

Katie said...

Fascinating and unique style. Great idea. My kids have left balloons floating around the house and they appear out of no where in the dark. Great poem about your wife. Very sweet.

Tomás Serrano said...

I think is a fantastic poem. A new surprising facet of you...

isay said...

somehow i can see the poet in you in many of your beautiful illustrations.

great poem and gosh, the eyes of the balloons looks so naughty and scary.

isay said...

oh the balloons looks so real and their eyes looks so naughty and scary.

hey,you are right i should keep the balloons away from the grass... thanks

catnapping said...

yesterday was our anniversary...my late husband's and mine...our 28th.

your poem was beautiful. thank you.

yoon see said...

How great and sweet!
You and your wife must be very happy and joy overflow.....
That inspire you wrote this special poem for her!

I am so touched. You are such are loving & considerate husband.

Blessed Anniversary!