Love Dawns, Envelops Still


What dreams lie within your mind’s eye
lying beside me this autumn’s eve?

Your chest almost imperceptibly rises
and flutter falls, like the owl’s eyes
staring strong and wise
flicker at a moth passing by the moon.

Soft sibilant sounds escape barely open lips
too soon years before, taped tight
received life-sustaining intubated air
machines whirred fear, invaded dreamless sleep.

My lids droop heavy, sleep demanding time
your dreams rest safe, secret till the morrow.
Our morning rite awaits, repeats these many years
Put down the paper dear, and tell me last nights’ tales.

Veil of sleep lifted by sun’s insistent rays
like my bridal veil, pushed back by eager fingers
you sought a promise kiss before God’s altar.
Not deep like later.

Kisses given one thousand times one thousand
over a world of tomorrows. Today we sit content
in time-withered bodies
wizened you beside my wisened self.

Amazed always, that you chose me
my soul complete, enveloped still.

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:  what does “envelops” mean to you?  Photo taken at dawn in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

3 thoughts on “Love Dawns, Envelops Still

  1. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack May 16, 2015 / 12:41 am

    This is just refreshingly lovely.
    Enjoy the weekend, seven floors closer to the sky 😉
    I’m trying to stay awake right now, waiting for my daughter’s safe return from her job. I wouldn’t mind skipping this part of parenthood. 🙂

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    • lillian May 16, 2015 / 11:52 am

      Good morning and happy weekend! Glad you liked it. Hoping your daughter got home quickly so you could get some shut-eye. Yes, I remember those days…..:)

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      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack May 16, 2015 / 1:05 pm

        Your poetry is really excellent, Lillian.
        And thank you. Caroline returned safe and sound, phew…teen driving…argh

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