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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, August 24, 2012

Love Poem For a Place and a Girl


photo by Allison Tardio
She understands this place;
she understands me.
We walk the wooden boards in silence
and let Nature speak.
The creek eases past Cypress knees,
anchoring trees who have stood
peaceful witness
through lifetimes come and gone.
"Look," she says. "The paw paws are nearly ripe."
I inhale their tropical musk 
and reach for her hand.


18 comments:

Dulce said...

This is so sweet! Love forever in a peaceful sunrrounding- some loves need no more, and this your poem is amazing to me. Thanks
D.

Laurie Kolp said...

Love the sound of this:

The creek eases past Cypress knees,
anchoring trees

Daydreamertoo said...

It's the best thing in the world to have someone who really does understand us too, isn't it. I love the imagery of the trees in this but more than that love its gentleness.

Brian Miller said...

nature speaks through your words...you set a beautiful scene...i love retreating to nature...and with someone special...

Susan said...

And you will always have this board walk, knees and scent and all.

Fireblossom said...

This is beautiful. I absolutely love the easy, understated way you've written this. It only makes the sweet, familiar, lovely gesture at the end all the more affecting. *sighhhhhh*

Susie Clevenger said...

Such serenity in this...the peace of being with the one you love...words spoken through the touch of hands.

hedgewitch said...

That sense of unity that comes when someone understands, shares, and indeed, amplifies, one's own experience and emotion--perfect capture, LM.

Hannah said...

Sweet pure peacefulness...love and nature. Excellent!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love themental vision ofthe Cypress Knees, "anchoring trees"........there is a beautiful simplicity in this poem, that really says it all.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

so close with nature...I loved this...

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I adore that she said the paw paws were nearly ripe........

That will stay with me all weekend.......

Egads! but I've been crazy busy!
Have missed your stuff!

Have a wonderful weekend!
*hugs*
Mimi

Kerry O'Connor said...

How lovely to be at one with a companion in natural surrounds.

Mama Zen said...

This is just lush! I really like this.

Helen said...

Oh yes .. when I think of paw paws I'm reminded of warm moist weather, ... which leads me to lush and ultimately to passion! Love this!

Margaret said...

Understanding is what is so special about love. Not needing to explain everything...

flipside records said...

This is absolutely beautiful and perfectly captures the tender side of love. So appropriate to incorporate nature, a slow and silent walk. Just lovely.

Your opening lines say so much about a relationship that will last---understanding the person, but also understanding the things/places she loves.

darev2005 said...

Mmmmm.... I can smell it.
And feel her soft little hand.
Nice.

You are so awesome.