July 14, 2009

These Happy Golden Years*

I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as certain dark things are loved,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries
hidden within itself the light of those flowers,
and thanks to your love, darkly in my body
lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving

but this, in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.

And so this is love:

Its inception,

Its promise,

Its vows,

Its commitment,

Its life,

Its realization.

Now my heart is full.***

I am more in love with you now than I have ever been. You are all I ever could have hoped for in a partner. Thank you for loving me and our son so completely and selflessly.

Happy second wedding anniversary, my heart. You make me so incredibly happy.


* - Laura Ingalls Wilder
** - Pablo Neruda
*** - Morrissey


alejna said...

Happy anniversary to a beautiful couple!

This was a lovely post. I loved the sequence of photos.

inflammatory writ said...

Awesome. so lovely. Congrats to you both!

Myra said...

Happy Anniversary!

cowboyboot lady said...

Happy anniversary!!! Love the photo series! You look so different with long hair! Love the last pic...you look like the happiest family!

mj said...

Happy Anniversary LesRoy!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anamika said...

Happy Anniversary! This made me tear up. :)

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love this post and all of the pictures :) <3

Erika said...

You look good with long hair.

Happy anniversary!!!

Bex said...

Happy anniversary!

Crazy Daisy said...

beautiful. happy day. and wishing you wonderful happy days each and every day going forward.

sherthebear said...

Happy Anniversary

phairhead said...

happy anniversary, pretty lady

amber said...

I love this so much!! Happy Anniversary m'dear. :)