Saturday, August 18, 2012


8 August 1970

I do not remember the day too well
no longer feel the rain that fell
nor hear the rumbled thunder
in the distant storm.
For those were moments within years,
shooting stars across an ocean of time
the other side of a passing horizon.

I no longer fit within the uncomfortable suit
nor stride the pace of youth
in shiny shoes.
The silky whiteness of your dress
now clothes my head in decreasing strands
metamorphosing like the colour of the wedding photos:
loosing  their blues and definition.

There are creases in my skin.

But love remains whilst all else decays,
a love that moves along the path we travel
constantly changing chrysalis love
in a nursery of time.

I do not remember the day too well
its smell and taste and sounds
are beyond my conjuring;
and I am not he, nor are you she,
who walked those early steps.

They are behind us
skipping through cornfield memories
and today we harvest together.
 This is part of the August blog chain of writing on the theme 'memory' by members of  Please see the full list of those involved (in the right hand column) and visit a few of the others.


Jack Brown said...

Biiiiiiiiig hug

Tracy Krauss said...

'skipping through cornfield memories and today we harvest together' - profound!

SandiGrace said...

This is lovely, Keith. I think my favorite part is "... constantly changing chrysalis love
in a nursery of time." Stunning. Thank you.

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Bill Jones said...

Wonderful thoughts, wonderfully written - thanks Keith

Heather said...

Reminds me of my favorite Shakespearean sonnet:
"Love is not love /Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove"

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...


That was soooo beautiful and i thank you for sharing it with us. The thing that sticks with me the most is that we can always harvest the memories together once they've been planted.


Chris S.

Christine Henderson said...

Absolutely lovely! What a great way to honor your anniversary.

From Carols Quill said...

Wonderful! Happy 42nd anniversary this month. Glad we could share it with you.

Ugochi said...

Happy anniversary Keith! I pray you enjoy many more years of harvest together.

Joseph Lalonde said...

Loved the post Keith. Sounds like you guys have an anniversary coming up. Congrats!

Stephanie Boles said...


TraciB said...

Happy (belated) anniversary, Keith. What a lovely tribute to your wedding day and the marriage it launched. Thanks for sharing it with us.