Each night . . .

slipping from here to there,
drifting toward sleep
my hand reaches for yours.

Fearful still,
I will not let you cross alone
this darkening nocturnal bridge.

Fingers interweave. I wait. I listen.
Soft even breaths become my evensong
and I succumb to dreams.


Hosting the dVerse virtual pub for poets today. I’m asking folks to write a poem that contains the word “bridge.”  So many possibilities!  Come join us – bar opens at 3 PM Boston time.

38 thoughts on “Each night . . .

  1. Grace January 10, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Love those hands, now clasping and interweaving as we grow old together ~ Speaks a great deal of one’s devotion to each other ~

    Thanks for hosting Lillian ~

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    • lillian January 10, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Always enjoy hosting……typing 80 wpm helps with replies and comments 🙂
      Our hands………true poem. Grateful for every day.


    • lillian January 10, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      So good to see you here, my friend. Hoping all is going well for you. Serenity, my wish for you for the remainder of this week.
      So glad you enjoyed this one. We remain, grateful for every day together.


    • lillian January 10, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you, Bjorn. Glad you like the prompt! Should be interesting to see the diversity of responses. Yes — the joy of slipping into sleep together for almost 47 years…I think sometimes we must dream together. Grateful for every day.


  2. Glenn Buttkus January 10, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Incurable prompt–refreshing, new, & rife with possibilities. Your poem is so sweet & romantic, reminding me of that old quote, “Grow old with me. love, for the best is yet to come.” I adored your photography as well. I administer a photography site on Facebook. Drop by. I’d love for you to join in and share your images. Here’s the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/129946770719368/

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    • lillian January 10, 2017 / 3:29 pm

      Many thanks, Glenn. It is always so great to get your responses — and I am as they say, over the moon when you write a reply like this. 🙂 Yes — almost 47 years now, growing old with my love. And since October 14, 2013, when I almost lost him, we are grateful for every day!
      I will definitely drop by to see your photography 🙂 Look forward to it.


      • whimsygizmo January 10, 2017 / 11:01 pm

        I am so touched by this, Lill. Every day is a gift. Such a beautiful piece.

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      • lillian January 11, 2017 / 9:59 am

        Grateful for every day. Thank you.


  3. Glenn Buttkus January 10, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Wow, snafued by Spell Check again. That would be “Incredible prompt, not “Incurable”; smile.

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    • lillian January 10, 2017 / 3:30 pm

      Actually, I liked the “incurable” too! I’ll take both words. 🙂


    • lillian January 10, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      ….needed to share our dreams 🙂 Glad you enjoyed!


  4. katiemiafrederick January 10, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    DreAMs BridGE
    mY friEnd.. Lillian
    wHeRE pASt
    and FuTure
    is preSent
    ending as
    SpiRit oF HeARt
    never needS GroW
    Old when mInd
    and BoDY soUL
    from BiRth
    to Death
    as iN
    soMe cALL tHis
    HeAVen and
    now LiVe
    heRE NOW..
    A Bridge within
    my friend never
    ending alWAys
    wHoLe coMpleTE..
    RiSinG moRE aLivE..
    Oh.. by A way.. thanks for
    this prompt.. iT fits what i AM
    curRenTly DoinG as A PerfecTioN
    oF PracticeS..oN..GoiNG MoRe..:)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sanaarizvi January 11, 2017 / 6:29 am

    Oh Lillian 😀 this is so wonderfully tender and romantic… “Soft even breaths become my evensong and I succumb to dreams..” sigh… lovely!!❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 11, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Thank you….we truly are grateful for every new day we have together.


  6. lynn__ January 11, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Thanks for sharing this sweet image of the longevity and tenderness of true love…such a beautiful bridge! (and a wonderful poetics prompt)

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 11, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Glad you enjoyed the prompt. So many diverse posts from it — very fun to read. Yes — the longevity of love….love those words.

      Liked by 1 person

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  8. oneta hayes January 11, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Outstanding. So romantic, lovely, and real for couples committed to each other. Pure love.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. rosemawrites January 12, 2017 / 12:50 am

    the beautiful photo and your heartfelt words tickles the heart. enduring love. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Teresa January 13, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Beautifully poignant and touching.


  11. waywarddame March 4, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    This is the kind of love I hope to find. Pure and beautiful. 🙂


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