Thursday, December 21, 2006

Poetry Thursday- Two Hearts

This year Dave and I are not exchanging gifts but instead putting what we would have spent on Christmas into the new house. We are writing each other poems this year and because Dave is restricted from reading my blog until after Christmas I'm posting my first draft for Poetry Thursday.


I have given you my heart freely as
it beats inside your own, happily,
knowing it’s safe
beating in rhyme
with your own–
though it has been a gift
our blood flows fast
in currents of time.
Your heart never wavered.
You knew what you needed,
though your mind flashed
caution, with a red
neon sign, you ignored its plea.
You took my heart
captive, and with abandon,
and shed its tattered cover
with warmth and care.
As I stood bare,
my fears were silenced,
the sun began to rise
blinding all the grey,
and there you stood
covering me with light,
taking my heart to yours.


pepektheassassin said...

Beautiful! You might use these as Prologue and Epilogue to your book--yours first and Dave's at the end.

Happy Christmas, dear friend. Looking forward to next year. I have so appreciated your thoughts and your pictures this year.

clare said...

I found that moving, Tammy - and Pepek has such a good idea, there. Happy Christmas. I hope you have a lovely time.

Anonymous said...

Very tender. I agree with Pepek about using it in your book.

(love you slide show photos too!)

Helen said...

that is so lovely and perfect for your sweetheart

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous poem, and will be a wonderful gift. I wrote my husband a poem for his birthday - I think its a great idea! Who needs another shirt or tie??? I'd rather have a poem any day!

Crafty Green Poet said...

That's a lovely gift for your husband!

Anonymous said...

That is just quite simply beautiful. The power of words. I just know he will LOVE it - it'll no doubt make him cry. Hope you like your poem too! What a lovely idea - so meaningful. Have a happy Christmas, both of you.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Tammy, what beautiful, tender words. I'm with Pepek, good prologue! And the most perfect Christmas gift.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful idea for your exchange.
Your poem brought tears to my eyes, Tammy. It's so tender and loving...with gratitude. Sort of how you live your life, ya know?'


twitches said...

Very romantic. In a good way.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he'll love this! What a great idea - Brad wrote me a poem when we were dating but I've never written one for him. Hmmm . . . wonder if I could pull it off?

Amber said...

Oh, wonderful poem! So much love... ;)
Good stuff.

I haven't forgotten that I am going to send you the CD's! I need to send a few things to people. I have been lazy.


kj said...

message to dave: this woman loves you dearly!

tammy, this is a beautiful tribute to and sharing of 'two hearts'.

my best wishes and blessings to you and your family for a wonderful peace filled new year.


Chris said...

Cumin, Pepper, Thyme, Rosemary, and Salt say "Hello"!
(Seasons' Greetings)

I look forward to getting back to reading your blog after my sabbatical ends in January!

My Blog

Anonymous said...

A big warm loving hug to you.

Sky said...

just a quick visit to say happy holidays to you and dave! may they all be bright with love and good cheer. merry christmas, tammy! :)

Paris Parfait said...

Such a beautiful, heartfelt poem - how could he help but be thrilled??!! xo

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Tammy...I'm excited for you to move here!!!! God Bless you and your family! Love, Vicci

Anonymous said...

Have a great Christmas Tammy,
love from Jeremy and family xx

bella said...

Merry Christmas to you and Dave and your family!
Have a wonderful holiday!

Belle said...

Touching, as always.

Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

Aww! This is beautiful! What a great idea to exchange poems as your gifts (wish I'd thought of that - we're just not exchanging gifts - hmmm, I wonder if it's too late to make him write me a poem :)

Hope you have a wonderful, very merry Christmas, Tammy!!!xo

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Dear Tammy,
What a beautiful poem ... an amazing representation of the love you have for one another.
The pictures in your slideshow are amazing and adorable!
Much peace and many happy holiday wishes, JP

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year you two lovers!

Anonymous said...

happy new year angel and thank you for your words of hope, love and nourishment. Thank you for your friendship and I hope this year takes you to a new level of happiness and just utter joy.