Last week was my 29th Wedding Anniversary! Carol and I had a wonderful day together (everyday is wonderful together). Instead of "going out" we rented a French DVD and stayed home watching and eating chocolate-chip vanilla mint ice cream.
I really wanted to get Carol something nice for this anniversary, but somehow couldn't seem to think of anything right. She surprised me and wrote a lovely poem to me entitled "Twenty-Nine Reasons Why" which got to me to say the least. I mulled a few days on this and decided to gift her with a creation of my own.
Here it is:
A crystalline, hummingbird, dog poop world.
for Carol of our 29th wedding anniversary
No twenty-nine reasons why as
ten to the twenty-ninth power is not enough blessing for you.
The vast span of Universes thin or broad
not quantity nor quality true.
Deep is in your eyes that follow me with glances
true to our visions.
See the hummingbird shimmer in the backyard
as he flutters then rises vertical to disappear.
Smell the untended dog poop lying in the sun
because I forgot to clean up before the trashman.
Hear the clash of the neighbors, babysitters, joggers
parading down canyon central.
Here is our crystal world a snowball
with a scene and flakes if you turn it upsidedown.
World a nothingness tinged with sad
without your brightness and kiss.
Smile now for twenty-nine but expect all and more
for thirty and beyond created evermore!
Copyright ©2009 R.E.Korns
Happy Anniversary Sweet One! May the Sun continue to shine in our hearts.