As the sun departed.
Your hair a drenched crown
Your face a mirror to the changing sun
Your body a mystery lost to the vastness of the sea.
In the ocean, sounds from a thousands miles
And a thousand little worlds
Echo an ancient chorus on the water's surface,
Whispering reminders that our time is fleeting
And that the moment, as inspiring as it may be,
Is but a vapor.
In silence, I answered them
With the indigation of a child,
Committing all that I heard and all that I saw,
Your words, your smile, your laughter,
To my memory.
Written to my husband, two weeks after the date of our wedding - September 4, 2004. I love who you were, who you are and who you will become.
Posted by ruth at September 19, 2004 04:12 PM