~ With love to Cole and Jenny ~
For the Newly Wed
By Kathleen Kimball-Baker
What do you see
when your eyes lock
and nothing moves or whispers?
Do you behold yesterday
long stretching hours
aloft like a cat’s elevator back?
Do you see tomorrow
blowing full of plans
like a sail in the Apostle Islands?
Do you glimpse this delicate moment
now spreading out
like a feast under a swaying willow?
Are there sorrows floating
in a sweet shadow pond, sometimes
mirrored on your changing faces?
Is laughter spilling forth
unwilling to be hushed
like children in a quiet church?
Are ordinariness and silence
such treasures that no call to serve
could surmount what you would do to keep them?
Are you so moved by each other
that good is enough, that to leave as is
is an act of love so rare so beautiful that
Oh yes, God weeps, because you are perfect
and you are beautiful and endless, but only
the wise, the blessed, the blemished know such desire
and willingly set her free
I believe you do.
Copyright © 2009 Kathleen Kimball-Baker