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A Promise to Keep - my 23rd wedding anniversary poem


JoelJosol
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The heart is treacherous,

but by it our love we pledged,

wary of its fickleness unraveling

what we held.

 

So, I promise this

as God demands of me

to love you with all my mind, will,

and integrity.

 

A poet wrote,

'i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)'.

I will carry yours in mine

so you can fill up all its space.

 

Then, declare to me this-

Dilectus meus mihi et ego illi qui.

 

 

* A Bible quote from the Song of Solomon, "My beloved is mine and I am his."

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

hey joel, love the itamacy the poem reveals. is the last line greek or latin?

 

great poem. much enjoyed the read.

 

larsen aka victor

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Aleksandra

..........
I carry your heart with me ( I carry it in

my heart )
I am never without it ( anywhere

I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done

by only me is your doing, my darling ).......

 

....................................................
ee cummings

 

Wonderful poem Joel, one of your best. Interesting mix of expressions and good working references. You use them at the right place.

 

This is delightful, and very emotional poem. I love the romance and expressed love in honor of wedding anniversary.

 

Is your wedding anniversary Joel? If it is - congrats my friend. That is pretty long time to spend together with beloved.

Good luck in the future also. And this is wonderful poem - gift for that occasion. I hope to see some other poem for yours 50 years wedding anniversary - the gold weeding ;).

 

Thank you for sharing this lovely poem Joel.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Thank you, Victor and Alek.

 

Victor, it's in Latin from the Latin Vulgate.

 

Alek, glad you recognize the quoted poem. Yeah, looking forward to that 50th!

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Ummm....nice poem, but what is the meaning of icon_study.png :

 

Dilectus meus mihi et ego illi qui.

 

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A very lovely work to commemorate the occasion, Joel. I like how you included God, a constant throughout the marriage and the poem. I'm afraid to write something like this because it has to be perfect ... and this one is.

 

Tony

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Bloodyday, it's cited at the bottom of the poem :-)

 

Tony, marriage cannot feed on erotic love alone. I am using here love with what the Greek calls 'agape'. Love based on one's head or mind or will or principle. Love based on integrity.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Aleksandra

JoelJosol wrote:

 

Tony, marriage cannot feed on erotic love alone. I am using here love with what the Greek calls 'agape'. Love based on one's head or mind or will or principle. Love based on integrity.

 

This is wonderful expressed and very true.

 

Thanks JJ

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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