Monday, January 30, 2012


THE GARDEN OF LONG AGO
What confident, hungry innocents we were, that couple standing together in the garden of long ago, young bodies fading further from now with each tick, slipping slowly into the mists of the past. Yet they still live in us, still speak with our voices, breathe with our breath, still yearn at the core of the you and the I, in all that beauty, hunger and innocent bravery, but now aged with experience; my heart aches to see them standing there filled with trust of that widening distance, so new, so unworn at the edge of shadow... Little they knew that the infinite paths before them would lead to these precisely definable places, ticking past even now... Judging by his suit, her dress and the flower she holds, they went from that garden to a now-forgotten celebration, likely slept well that night, sped on with full hearts toward these faraway nows, together on a path so much of which I don't recall... Thanks from the heart for the photo, and for the thoughtful letter.



3 comments:

Mage said...

I could wish you had shared the picture. Thank you for the words.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I can interpret you post today in so many ways. All in the realm of nostalgia -- barbara

jaykaym said...

Lovely.