Friday, December 2, 2011

For My Love, At Sea

in the breeze, the beach grass waves--
but can only stay;
in the breeze, the lake waves move--
but can only leave;
and always,
the light.

my dearest heart, i can only love you--
by snow, by summer,
by day, by night;
my devotion and this poem, yours alone--
whether it is wise,
whether it is right;
and always,
the light.


for Real Toads' Friday prompt


Brian Miller said...

so the light and your love is constant...i can live with that...smiles.

nice end echo...

Cloudia said...

I love this conciseness.

And Miss 'Things of the Mind' - honest!

Aloha from Waikiki

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Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh so beautiful. Anyone who is loved by the person who penned these lines is very very lucky! I especially love "and always the light"......beautiful.

Anonymous said...

i ADORE your love poems! {sigh} i wish i could write something like this to my Love.

Kerry O'Connor said...

The grass and water in waves - an ebb and flow, a light to guide and a constant heart... deep sigh...

These words go straight to the top of my "One Day A Tattoo" list:

my dearest heart, i can only love you--
by snow, by summer,
by day, by night

The Subversive Librarian said...

Nicely done. Yep. Nicely done.

nene said...

This light also emits warmth.

Your words are soft and caressing.


ayala said...

Beautiful !

Mary Ann Potter said...

A lovely love poem! Simple expression is the best here. (And that photograph is gorgeous!)

Sioux said...

Shay--Your poems---whether they are love poems or not---are a constant source of pleasure and pain (envy) for me.

hedgewitch said...

It is what it is, indeed. Another softly tender poem of the heart, and there can never be too many of those; each one coming from you is as individual as a snowflake.

K9friend said...

The first lines about beach grass waves and lake waves...lovely!

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Mama Zen said...

This has an exquisite softness to it. Truly beautiful.

Word verification; fatedly

Lolamouse said...

An elegant and light (and always the light) touch. So lovely. I'll be sure to remind you that you have no interest in things puerile when they appear in future posts!

Laurie Kolp said...

Love the repitition and constancy of the light... very symbolic.

Shawna said...

Beautiful and sad, Shay.

TALON said...

Just beautiful, Shay.

Lynn said...


Pete said...

love everything about this post