Thursday, July 17, 2008

"young husband"

june 12, 2008

we are so new
floundering
in the blinking dawn
of our oneness
standing on shaky legs

your nighttime sighs,
still foreign,
lull me
as does the shape
of your roman head
on pillow

my body is shy
i'm tickled by your love
unsure
of how to have or hold you
or what to do

these days, so new
perfect
our verdant bed
cacophonous, symphonic
orchestral tuning


What is there to know?
All this is what it is
You and me alone
Sheer simplicity
- Kings of Convenience ("Know How")

6 comments:

s@bd said...

xo

Andrew G said...

AAAAAA... I can't believe you posted it!!!

For the record, this is one of the best poems I've ever read, my love.

mark said...

I totally identify with that. Amazing poem.

Me said...

beautiful...

Jake-M said...

I don't necessarily believe in Darwinian evolution, but the imagery works:

Imagine the first fish to grow legs and walk up onto the earth. It's safe, because there's nothing else there yet to eat it or anything. But it's also trembling, not in fear, but because it's legs are new. Strong, but unstable at first.

"We are so new, floundering"

Your love is so strong, (as is your poetic talent) but shaky until it has been stood on for a while.

Keep standing. And please oh please keep writing!!!

J Puddy said...

Love it.

We're approaching 3 years. Some days we feel like old wizened lovers.

Most days... we still feel like that :)