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a poem for an 8th anniversary

April 18, 2011


Today is our 8th wedding anniversary.

Eight years ago today, we married

exchanged vows and then some

up at my grandmother’s house on the hill.

Today the books say we celebrate

with electrical appliances.

But we’ve always done things are own way:

I bought us a 1969 blue Schwinn tandem bicycle;

he bought us season passes for skiing at Mammoth.

We are gearing up for more adventures.

Today we go to the beach

to barbecue by our van

pop a sparkling rose

make dinner of oysters

strawberry salads

and salmon.


Today in the sunshine

by the sea

we are

blessed again.

Happy Anniversary to my “fungi/funguy”! The flowers in the photo up top are the ones he gave me when I got home from work; I gave him that card–pleae click on it to make it big enough to read then read the words to this post you will understand why we’re married…

I took the accompanying photos with my iPhone April 18, 2011 along the Pacific Coast Highway between LA and Santa Barbara.

For more of my poetry, please check out my new collection 3:15 experiment poetry  Middle of the Night Poems from Daughter to Mother :: Mother to Son (en theos press 2011). Read sample poems here. Read a review by Robert Peake here. For more poetry by bloggers from all over the world, catch the Monday Poetry Train!

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