10 March 2013

The First Time...

It was the moment that changed everything, that quietly
jumped over all the supposed prerequisites and landed
me in a whole other space bright and green with hope.

You sat across the table from me, the only thing between us
a plant, purple violettes weren't they? That and this new reality
just born that we had nurtured and waited for as all

new life is yearned for. Can a moment be pretty? The whole
of it was; you as sun caught the crystal wine glass at your lips
and refracted colors over your face, the song playing in the background,

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", which became our song,
encoded our love, marked this moment, locked it inside us
forever, drags us back each time from whatever brinks we devise

with its reminder of all we have, the slow crawl of the dance
we danced, for how could we not dance at such a moment?
That genesis, that natal moment, that start of love.


This is in response to Brian Miller's prompt in Poetics over at dVerse Poet's Pub to ask someone else for 2 nouns, 3 verbs, 3 adjectives and 2 random words. I asked my Honey and he gave me (in order): plant, table, jump, drag, crawl, green, pretty, bright, purple, wine. And a second prompt from Gretchen Leary, working with Brian, to write about a song that inspired you. Easy choice for me: "The First Time" by Roberta Flack.

18 comments:

  1. such a wonderful warm-hearted capture of the moment.. i can feel the crackle of love in the air...yeah...how could you not dance at such a moment...

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    1. The song brings it back in a rush each time.

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  2. smiles...the first time seeing a child...it is def one of those moments that stick with you...i can still smell the smell as well....and what a cool choice of song too...evoking that moment...

    hope you are having a wonderful sunday...

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    1. I can see how you thought this but it's actually about the birth of love between my Honey and I.

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  3. I can definitely understand the significance of that song for you! And what a beautiful song it is....the one that was playing when everything changed!

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    1. It was good to remember and try to put it into words.

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  4. How special the song must be for you...I always love it but it would mean so much more for it to be your song about your child ;) Great to combine both prompts as well..love it.

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    1. I'll have to rework this to make it more explicitly about that exciting moment of love's birth.

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  5. Sweet evocation of that first moment.

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  6. A sweet moment unraveling... love how you bring it all together like a painting.

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    1. It was a lush moment with strong visual ties as well as the song playing...

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  7. This is so cool. I love it. I love that song also. This piece is very evocative.

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    1. It's a gorgeous song in and of itself.

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  8. I love you and I love this song as a symbol of that love!

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    1. Always has been and will remain so, my Love.

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  9. Well I'm a big pile of mush. I'm so grateful for the time I got to spend with you and John this fall; I love that now I can picture his bright eyes and have some (tiny) sense of what a good man he is, and how good for you, and you for him. I know things haven't always been easy but that's what makes a true love story. Bless you both and may you be together for a long, long time. Love, e

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    1. I was so pleased to share him with you and you with him. Both of you have heard of the other and how right for you to meet. He is good and the hard times have deepened our love. I thank you for the blessing of long life- from your lips to the god's ear. I wish the same for you.

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