Sunday, May 5, 2013

IGWRT's A Birthday "Time-Enriched"

art by Edward Lear (an excerpt from his Diary
Time-Enriched

Time enriched, our love,
a bit faded, never worn,
expectations forgiven,
plans long let go.

Our fingertips reach
for the other, instinctively,
embrace and enjoy
what is gifted today.

by Margaret Bednar, May 5, 2013

It is my 23rd Wedding Anniversary today.  Words will never express these amazing years and I feel truly blessed.  I believe our best years are ahead of us, as being a bit "time-enriched" we have finally learned a few of life's valuable lessons.

This is linked with Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's "A Birthday in May - Edward Lear"

Also linking with Poets United for Poetry Pantry #149.  

20 comments:

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Happy anniversary!! Loved the soft intimacy of this--and to feel that after such a time--you are blessed indeed!

Fireblossom said...

Congratulations on your 23rd anniversary!

Kerry O'Connor said...

How wonderfully heart-felt these lines are. A happy and fulfilling marriage is something to be proud of in these times of quick divorce and abandonment.

Amber said...

Awww Happy Anniversary! This is a gorgeous poem =) I had my 13th not long ago.

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Maggie Grace said...

Happy Anniversary! Reading that after reading your poetry brought so much more meaning to the words. Lovely!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the happiness in this poem...."time-enriched" and "what is gifted today" are such a lovely perspective. Congrats on the anniversary.

Abin Chakraborty said...

wonderful poem. congratulations!

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Anniversary and what beautiful words from the heart.

Mary said...

Happy anniversary, Margaret. It is so wonderful to read of your happiness and your anticipation of even more!! Beautiful poem.

Friko said...

Happy Anniversary, Margaret.

Time-Enriched, brilliant. That’s what I’ll have to say when somebody enquires after my years on earth.

hedgewitch said...

Congratulations, Margaret. A lovely picture,and words to light it up from the inside.

K said...

A very peaceful poem. Congraatulations on your anniversary, and your relationship is expressed very lovely through your words.

Akila G said...

loads of wishes to both of you!and well, it does resonate with your day!

Kay L. Davies said...

Very best wishes and sincere congratulations to both of you.
"Our fingertips reach for the other, instinctively" is a stronger testimonial to devotion than it might at first seem.
Wonderful!
K

Ginnie said...

Happy Anniversary, Margaret. You beat me by 2 years (when I was married to Bill). I'd never change them for a hundred years because they made me who I am today! You ARE blessed! Truly.

Leslie said...

you deserve the best ahead of you both...

girlwiththepen1118 said...

God bless your marriage everyday dear friend ~ your words are a sweet morsel for my lips to savor again and again !

Green Speck said...

A very happy anniversary ... I am sorry I am late ... hope you had a great time :-)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Sorry I am late too. Belated Happy Anniversary - I certain your day would have been excellent.

Anna :o[

Poet Laundry said...

23 years! Y'all rock! ...and you touched on some key points in marriage...'expectations forgiven' and the continuing to reach for each other. Happy Anniversary lady!