Once again, I thought I'd interrupt Leslie's blog to post an anniversary poem. Leslie and I have been married for six delicious years, the best six years of my life. Anyway, here's the poem:
"My Love Supreme"
by Hank Waddles (as inspired by John Coltrane)
In the moment you first entered my heart,
A song began playing in the key of you.
Infectious and catchy right from the start,
It built to a peak as my love for you grew.
The rhythm was simple, felt more than heard
In the resonant bass of my lovestruck heart.
As I followed the beat I soon was assured
That you, my true love, as well played a part.
The first hint was your smile, so subtle and sweet,
With two perfect lips I so longed to kiss.
Next was your laughter, joining the beat,
The perfect melody, no note amiss.
As I looked into your beguiling brown eyes,
I saw a love shining back, one equal to mine.
Our souls joined together to harmonize,
Two distinct voices at last intertwined.
After six years of marriage, I still hear the song
In our three babies’ cries and hopes and dreams,
Reminding me of what I’ve known all along --
You are my soulmate, my love supreme.
July 25, 2005