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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tea & Poetry

~ Dedicated to J.B. & Erin ~

Prayer for a Marriage
By Steve Scafidi

When we are old one night and the moon
arcs over the house like an antique
China saucer and the teacup sun

follows somewhere far behind
I hope the stars deepen to a shine
so bright you could read by it

if you liked and the sadness
we will have known go away
for awhile – in this hour or two

before sleep – and that we kiss
standing in the kitchen not fighting
gravity so much as embodying

its sweet force, and I hope we kiss
like we do today knowing so much
good is said in this primitive tongue

from the wild first surprising ones
to the lower dizzy ten thousand
infinitely slower ones—and I hope

while we stand there in the kitchen
making tea and kissing, the whistle
of the teapot wakes the neighbors.


Jason Witt said...

Whoa. This is one very well written poem, in my opinion. And I'm one who can pick out the few good ones from the tons of bad poetry. Not that I'm a critic but this seems to be a diamond in the lumps of coal. It helps that it's a tea romance, of course. --Teaternity

Kitty said...

What a lovely poem for a man to write to his wife. so sweet

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