Monday, February 11, 2008

My Loves!



Husband

Heart to heart:
Unspoken words exchanged
As eyes catch!

Mutual respect:
A friendship that endures
Life’s ups and downs!

His wide open arms,
The knowledge of 'cherished'
My safe haven!

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Daughter

She whispers “Mom”
My heart skips a beat-
Soul captured!

Unstained innocence:
In awe of life and the world
Lures me to protect!

Her baby soft touch:
Warmth pours out in floods
My heart surrenders!

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Together, the two:
Envelops my being,
Makes me who I am!
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In response to the prompt from ODP
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14 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Lovely series and loads of love to keep you warm.

Sandy Carlson said...

Spacedlaw said it! The phrase "unstained innocence" caught my breath. Life and love are fragile! Well done.
Writing in Faith: Poems

tumblewords said...

These speak of real love... Wonderfully warm and inspiring!

lissa said...

All very sweet!

Crafty Green Poet said...

very sweet series

qualcosa di bello said...

oh, this made my heart smile...such beautiful words for the 2 greatest loves i have known~ my husband & children!! thank you!

Bone said...

That is all incredibly beautiful, UL.

Unspoken words exchanged

I think words could never convey what those glances and looks say.

LittleWing said...

what a blessing to have love surround you...

Jo said...

These are lovely Ul, made me smile.

Redness said...

Bliss, pure Bliss!

Debi Bender said...

Such wonderful, loving sentiments. We are such blessed beings who know love, the giving and receiving...and the being of love. Your poems express that quality of being love.

One of your poems, to my heart's ear, which seems most close to haiku:

She whispers “Mom”
My heart skips a beat-
Soul captured!

So sweet!

May I be so bold as to suggest kigo (Valentine's Day would work very well!). I believe it would embody haiku spirit even moreso, i.e., by expressing your love-response in 2 parts, rather than 3, eliminating the caption line of emotional summation. Something to the effect of:

when she whispers “Mom”
my heart skips a beat—
my Valentine

or:

tiny Valentine—
even my soul's gone captive
in her whisper, "Mom"

Happy haikuing, Happy loving, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Debi

writerwoman said...

I can definetly feel the love flowing through your words.

Thanks for sharing this with PWB for Valentine's Day.

Lea said...

two halves make a whole, a whole lot of heart here dear UL... loved it! Happy Valentines day to you and all you love!!!

Andrée said...

I think you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. You are so blessed. My One Deep Breath is here.