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Love Gentle As the Coming of Spring

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Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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0 posted 02-26-2000 04:54 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

You cradle me tenderly in our waterbed, while the
still-winter slanted sunlight pours through the lattice work on
the deck outside our upstairs castle tower room. A light wind moves
shadows from the firs against the house, before
the sun creeps round the edge
of the wall.

Our breathing braids together,
like our hair, both heads still blonde, though
with a sparkle here and there; and in this gentle dawning,
you reach for my hand, and we lie quietly side by side,
while a perfect sleepy peace enfolds us like  
our light down comforter.

The tiptoeing in of spring, with its
fresh breezes and bright colors, finds our love
ever growing, ever deepening, like the rich greens
of aspens spreading overhead, and cherry blossoms fragrant
in a wind warm as your smile.

We loved so early, so
fierce and strong, it grew with us
like a hot blood in our veins.  Yet I always
count the time of our love in celebration and awe,
that after thirty-seven years, and after all the fires weve walked
through, the sight of you still thrills me so. Each dawn,
when I open my eyes, Im always a girl again,
just for that moment with your dear
face next to mine.


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Mike
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1 posted 02-26-2000 04:55 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Beautiful.
Martie
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2 posted 02-26-2000 05:03 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Rosemary, this is such a lovely love you speak of and I am so glad it holds you still.  How wonderful the way you write of it... a sigh from me.
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 02-26-2000 05:05 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A simply wonderful title to a very warm, loving, and well written poem. How beautiful your love is.
Liz
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Rosemary few poems move me to tears as this one did. Beautiful to say the least.
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5 posted 03-13-2000 02:33 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Rosemary ! !
Where have you been?  
You've been greatly missed by this lady.


This poem is soooooo YOU !
Gentle loving thoughts reach out and grab the page ... holding on with a heart so sensitive and loving.
Love to you and Dale.
~*Marge*~



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