1 CorinthiansA Poem by eglantine
For Mr. and Mrs. Garrison Wall, August 4th, 2012
4 Love is patient, love is kind.
We all must pass through the valley of winter
at least a few times during the cycle of breath
on our way to the lake warm with sun.
We must all venture in the unknown expanse, arm
faithfully outstretched like a wave reaching for shore,
a flame for the stars, my best friend for a man I consider
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
Not every road is paved in sapphire and it does
not always lead to the winning lottery ticket, but
today you both gain a life-long companion to travel
every dust-scarred trail and thorn-pricked path with.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
The mute sun bathes the moon in solar blush and the moon
sings like a mocking jay, quietly
in the dark for its star-crossed lover.
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
The heart can easily become as heavy
as the earth we walk on. A photograph taught
me how to prevent this: tie your bitter
words to a string and let the balloon take them away.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Words are translated through speech
and through action: a kiss, a glance, holding both hands
and heart. Skin whispers on skin and pulse sings to pulse,
like beluga whales in the grey-blue arctic.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Keep each other’s hearts clasped in your souls
oyster, its nacre-lined locket and continue to cultivate
it with tenderness and trust: the heart, a pearl, shines
luminescent within a faithful grasp.
8 Love never fails.
The heart cannot rust and the soul cannot tarnish.
Speech fades and skin pales,
hair thins and sight dims,
muscles atrophy and heartbeats cease.
Life slips, but love lasts. Our souls carry
that moon-blushed pearl into the heavenly ‘forever after’
and like a beluga’s song, it calls out for its match
that was kept tucked in a dark locket in life, but now
shines bright like sun-sparks. They call out to each other
like fireflies, warm paper lanterns dangling tenderly in the dark:
two loves together for eternity.
© 2012 eglantine
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