Everyday Love: The Plan

About 2 weeks after my marriage to Jill, I left her the first of what I now call, "everyday love notes". It read simply, "Sleep on my queen and when you dream, dream me to be your king." 19 and half years, and several hundred notes later, I still find a new reason everyday to fall in love with her and I am still searching for the right words to express it.

So for the next year I am writing an "everyday love note" everyday. Honest expression of a man's love for his wife and how daily that love looks, lives and lasts.

All of these I will post here , and all of these I will write and leave for Jill.

Year in Review

I have learned a lot over the past year while trying to write each of these poems on a daily basis. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but neither is love. There are good poems, great poems and poems that still need work...just like boening in love, there are good days, great days and days that I could have put some more work into. And even though every line is true...just like true love, sometimes it is stretch or hope that gets you there.

I hope there has been something the eveyone can relate to and draw from...I don't think my experience is too far removed when you really think about why you love the one you do. Thanks for reading and loving. Most of all, thanks to Jill, for being the women who inspired this project and daily gives me reasons to love her. I love you.

Dan

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Upon the death of our dog: Pheobe

True love cannot hold back the night
or change the course of the storm
True love is but a source of light
a shelter safe and warm

True love cannot unloose the grip of death
or cause the sea to calm
True love is that second breath
to offer prayer and psalm

True love cannot keep the world at bay
or right the terrible wrong
True love brings hope for a new day
when souls will sing a new song

True love is all I have to give
to help you through this day
In love is how I choose to live
for you...and in his way.

1 comment:

  1. You're killing me. I don't have anymore tears...

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