Saturday, February 10, 2007

"I Do"

And I'd do it all over again.

February 10, 2001

From Blossoms

Li-Young Lee

From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the joy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.

From laden boughs, from hands,
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.


schrodinger said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Janelle said...

Happy anniversary! I love calla lilies. That's a great picture!

Sharon G. said...

Beautiful poem.
Happy anniversary! I love the wedding pic.

Allegra said...

Happy Anniversary!

Rachel said...

Happy anniversary! Here's to many more years together.

Mandy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely poem.

Alisha said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your dear hubby!!! Love the picture!!

We celebrated our 16th yesterday.

staceyk said...

Happy Anniversary! So cute you guys are! My fav flowers are calla lilies! My Hubby gav me a dozen just like that for our 5th anniversary!

lauren said...

Aww....that's such a sweet and loving picture. You both look so happy.

Happy Anniversary!

Meredith said...

Happy anniversary!

Louann said...

Happy Anniversary! It is so good to see a couple that would say "I Do" all over again. In this day and time I am not so sure that their is a lot of them left. May God bless you and your family with peace, health and prosperity. Yet above all of that I pray that our Lord grant you love that passes all understanding. God Bless you both.

Stacey said...

You both look positively radiant! Happy Anniversary.:) May God bless you with many more years of happiness.

Sean said...

love the picture and beautiful poem!!! happy anniversary!

Knitting-Nelly said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful wedding photo!