Saturday, May 13, 2017

How do you interpret love?


How do you interpret love?
The touch of a hand 
The look in their eyes
A kiss on her lips
These are the signs to go by

Then the sighs at the first kiss
How soft her cheek is
The perfume she wears
Joy when you see her
Meeting after a days work

Visiting her family
Talking with father
About work prospects
And fussed by mother
With girl's siblings looking on

Then arranging the wedding
Me choosing the best man
And she the bridesmaids
The dresses secret
But orange blossom mentioned

And the list went on and on
Church to be chosen
Tassels and tinsel
Guests at reception
All were ticked off a pin board

The big day finally came
My speech all ready
I was there early
Lines of guests came in
We were finally married

How do you interpret love?
A touch of a hand
The look in their eyes
A kiss on her lips
These are the signs to go by

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19 comments:

  1. Always wonderful when it works out well! More complicated to interpret when it doesn't!

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  2. A touching story and wonderful chain of thought Old Egg

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  3. It all has to do with hints and guesses that later prove right. Fun when they turn out smoothly.

    Hank

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  4. I do think we 'know' love instinctively and such a joy it is when our love is returned.
    Love is wonderful!
    Anna :o]

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  5. Definitely the nuances to savour ever

    Happy you dropped by my blog today

    much love...

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  6. This is soo beautiful, Robin!❤️

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  7. It is lovely when the love lasts lifelong. I especially love how your closing stanza echoes the opening one.

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  8. This is tender and I like the way it comes around.

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  9. Not an easy thing to do, mistakes can be made when we interupt for another. Perhaps we have to wait, for the words to be spoken to really know for sure? Tell me how you feel?

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  10. Maybe we need that celebration to love, but the tender touch is what matters most.

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  11. The progression of events and then repetition of first stanza brings a timelessness to this that mirrors the quality of Love that survives through time across the years.

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  12. A lovely tribute to marriage and to love. Repeating the first stanza as the last underscores that, no matter the intervening "stuff", it's simply love that endures.

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  13. I too think it is those simple little things that bring love to life.

    Elizabeth

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  14. Lovely thoughts of love. Made me sigh.

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  15. I like the repeat in the final stanza, for me it re-enforces the beauty of love.

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  16. Love this! I, particularly, enjoyed the way that you bookended the piece with the repetition of the opening and closing stanza. For me, this is up there with some of your best work, Robin.

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  17. After which, it just gets better and better, with confirmation rather than the need for interpretation!(Smile.) Loved this sweet piece.

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  18. That's achingly sweet. It sounds like a beautiful affair, which it is!

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