Sunday, July 10, 2011


Devotion is twenty some years
of marriage day by day learning to love
the best of him with the best of me
shaping the I Ching of us.

Two decades of sharing and daring
to know when to argue
when to back down.

Learning trust and being trustworthy.

Remembering to remember what is worth remembering

(and forgetting most of the bad, except
as a cautionary clue)

Figuring out what to say- and what not to say.

Creating and keeping a comfortable home and a world
where we are King and Queen-
noble partners mixing spheres
and making the most of life
what ever might be, as we are humble citizens
as well as mighty rulers here
here in our world...
the I Ching of us.

Hollywood can manipulate emotions BUT
Hollywood can not capture
real happiness- nor can it depict
a healthy heavenly marriage in full.
Hollywood can only offer up
entertaining stereotypes and symbols.

The best role models
are real people
with real time and experience proving
their integrity...

"Birds of a feather flock together"
my grandmother used to say.

She too lived a happily ever after
happily honoring her husband
and their heirs
and their ancestry
and life itself
day by day
and the beauty of a garden...

poem & photo copyright ©2011 Anne Selden Annab
The Fairy Garden Poems # 56