Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our Trip: In Triple Metaphor

Sailing this sleek, silver ship

o'er waves of green and scrub-oak hue

(the swells are mustard-capped, not blue),

we give our faces to the wind...

our cheeks to sea spray...

and our sails to freedom.

Footloose and fancy-free are we,

two skimming on a sometimes peaceful sea,

old mates who've weathered

storm and tide,

with sea legs, rope burns, and

no need to hide.

As ever, he is just across my shoulder,

blue jeans faded over knees

that still do please me,

like the square and sturdy hand

that wraps up mine.

The breathing next to him is easy now,

which means we talk or don't talk,

laugh or don't laugh,

fight or don't fight,

bend but don't break that sweet rhythm––

ours for now and ever––

earned and learned

(purchased, perhaps)

or begged and borrowed, maybe......

Sailing on life's shifting,

shining sea.


KC Mom said...

Oh Sue, this was such a sweet way of chronicling your drive with your sweetie. The scenery is stunning. It's still brown here.
I love that the older we get the more we can just appreciate those trips side by side...without having to talk...or fight. :)

Momza said...

lovely pictures and sweet professions of enduring love.
You are so blessed.

jen said...

I love the tale told by the feet picture--DC and water, shorts and crocs.
And the sentiment . . . breathing easy. We're heading there.

Em said...

i adore the picture of both of your feet on the coffee table. or trunk. it kind of looks like it's fashioned after a trunk. i love it more if it's a real trunk. but i still love it if it isn't. some of my favorite memories were our car rides with just sean and i to and from rexburg and salt lake city when we were going to school at byu idaho. so much great talking and great silence...and car dancing, lol.

Jess said...

I love the music you had to go with this post, love ben folds anyway- but this one was perfect to go with the pics and your poem. I love the comfortable silences and the just being.

Braden said...

I love that!!! That was absolutely beautiful. So well written and evocative. Every Saturday, Mormon Mommy Blogs has a feature where you can put up your best post of the week. I hope you'll post that. It was beautiful.

It is really wonderful to see a marriage that is so solid and stable. I loved the part about "learned and earned." It's also great to see a woman who is so in love with her husband.

Jill said...

Oh I LOVED this!! It read like a song. So romantic.
You have creativity in your blood, for sure.

Cherie said...

Now that is a wonderful marraige!
You have a way with words :D

Katie said...

I love this post! It is the perfect discription of how marriage should be.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Gorgeous pictures! I'm terribly jealous. I loved it!

And it was very sweetly written.

Visiting from MMB!

Just ME the MOM said...

Very tender . . . sounds like you all are having a great time! Must be wonderful to have some time together :)


karen said...

That was so beauiful, Sue! Brought tears to my eyes. It describes how I feel - EXACTLY - about life with my own sweet husband. We have a good rhythm together, and so, it seems, do the two of you. I'm getting quite fond of you.

Darlene said...

What wonderful inspiration, and gorgeous scenery I might add. So great that you could actually be alone with the Bishop for that long a period. One day when you are old, you will have lots of time to be with each other. I couldn't wish a better wish for you both.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

This is what i look forward to with each year of my marriage. What a beautiful way to describe your trip, and your happy marriage.

I loved this post.

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