Tuesday, July 18, 2006

A Summer Love Poem for Mary
By Don Iannone

We walked and we wandered
so far from our given path at birth,
We strayed and we pondered
why we are here on this earth,
So many suns have risen and set
I cannot remember,
Until that morning we met
on that fateful day in November,
Days seemed uncommonly long
before we spent one together,
And now we sing our song
how we'll last forever,
Two tiny summer fireflies
we'll be till the very end,
Lost for an eternity in blue skies,
and then hand in hand we ascend.


Kathleen said...

That is so lovely Don... summer fireflies... lost in an eternity of blue skies... then hand in hand we ascend...

ahhhhh... the romantic Heart... yes!

How lucky you and Mary are... to have found each other!

Ghost Particle said...

beautiful, a tribute from the heart. The journey ahead, looking back and also how you connect to the world.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

What a beautiful poem! Thank you, I've been needing something cheery today. :)

Plus Ultra said...

Lyrical, set it to music..

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kathleen..I (we) are indeed so very lucky.

Ghost Particle..thank you. Yes, all those things you mention.

James...thank you, and glad you found something cheery. We all need it...I find.

Plus Ultra...a song you say? Interesting. Maybe. Thank you.

Pat Paulk said...

Beautiful love poem Don!!

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Pat. Nice weekend?

floots said...

a most positive start to my week
beautifully put
(i'm with "plus ultra" - some nice accoustic guitar would suit it)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Floots...well I guess I had either learn music or hookup with someone who does. Thanks for stopping by.

brenda said...

This is so sweet and lovely. She must have been so touched to receive it :)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Brenda...she was.

Dan said...

Beautiful, Donnie!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dan. Welcome back!

Homo Escapeons said...

You really are a big mush eh?
A very sweet treat. Uplifting.

Were they singin''You light up my life?'

Don Iannone said...

HE...I am indeed. Thank you.

Mike said...

I've fallen way behind in my reading this past (busy!) weekend. But this one was worth waiting for. Very nice work, Don. This pair of lines seems so simple, yet really struck me as powerful : "Days seemed uncommonly long / before we spent one together,"

And of course I have to agree with Kathleen; the imagery of "Two tiny summer fireflies" is gorgeous!

Don Iannone said...

Mike...thanks for the wonderful observations. All of us have our rushes. I am scrambling to get a major report done and get ready for a business visit. I know.

Imemine said...

I'm glad you found the right one.

Don Iannone said...

Imemine...indeed I did. Thanks.

polona said...

a beautiful love poem, really enjoyed this one!

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