Moon mad, what were we to do
but urge our dreams through
timeless sprays of diamonds?
The shadowed sea whispered
as if sending a song soaring
~bird-winged, delicate, but infrangible~
like love, I say,
both storms and spring rain—
there do you smell it?
Petrichor and roses, salt and rust
carried on a fiddle beat from here to hereafter.
Our wedding anniversary is coming up, and the Oracle gave me a puente for it. The first three lines are exactly what she gave me, and then we collaborated for the rest.
I just got my collage of this painting out of storage so I could hang it in my new apartment. I’m amazed at the parallel images and words the Oracle gave us, even though they refer to opposite emotions. A wonderful puente of celebration. And Happy Anniversary! (K)
Thank you so much!
I just read yours–so strange. . .but not really. 😀
No, we should be used to it.
Lovely, Merril. Happy anniversary! Cheers!
Thank you, Jill!
Same words as Kerfe but so different! The poem is like the conversation between the two in the painting. I’m sure your ancestors must have come from Russia or Eastern Europe, and they have something to say in so many of your poems.
Thank you–I love that thought of the poem being my ancestors having a conversation. My grandparents came from what is now Belarus and Ukraine. 😀
I think they were probably well out of it, but I bet they had those kind of conversations and they had fiddlers too.
I don’t know, but I hope they did! I know there were singers/musicians on both sides of my family.
It’s a cultural thing, what people valued. I’d be proud of that.
The first 3 lines are killer. The whole poem is killer!
Thank you so much!
I hoping for good weather on the actual anniversary day!😀
Putting out the vibe! 🤞
Happy almost-anniversary, Merril!
Hi David! Thank you so much!💙
A perfect anniversary poem! I love the last two lines. They soar.
I’ve seen the painting used as a writing prompt because I remember thinking that the story I would tell is of expensive clothing ruined by sea water and an unhappy wife.
Thank you very much, Liz!
Yes, I’ve used this image several times. That’s so funny about your story–so totally different from anything I’ve written using it. 😀
This is a stunning, so beautifully penned, ode to love with all its lasting delights and contrasts. I wish you both a very happy anniversary.
Wow! Thank you so much, Derrick!
Fantastic! Happy Anniversary
Was this a collaboration with the Oracle? It’s breathtakingly beautiful 🙂
What a wonderful puente, Merril! So much joy to be found within. Happy Anniversary to you and Doug!