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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Haiku Wednesday

I see in the crowd
A woman now who once was
The girl that I loved

At our concert Monday evening I looked into the audience and spotted my lovely wife.

For an instant I saw, not a woman on the cusp of collecting Social Security, but the 15-year-old girl I fell in love with so many years ago.

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Bing Yap said...

this is the sweetest poem/tribute i have read from a man about his wife. your wife is so blessed to have your love. :)

if you have time, my haikus are posted at
Of Living and Loving... and Coping
Sheepish Thoughts

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Awww, you are so wonderful :) How lucky are you both that you still feel this way after so many years. This was awesome, my friend. *hugs*

Ria said...

That is such a sweet tribute to your wife!

Maybe I'm feeling melancholy today, because until I read your explanation I read it as a woman from your past.

But I guess interpretation is the beauty of peotry.

Jazzbumpa said...

Thanks, all.

The ambiguity add to the poignancy, I think.


Unknown said...

How sweet is that!
Such a lovely tribute.
Happy Thursday!
Mine is here

BadTux said...

You are a lucky man...